Mainland supplies to be transported by rail

The SAR on Sunday said it is planning to use the Lo Wu Marshalling Yard as a storage facility to maintain a steady flow of supplies from the mainland to help battle the fifth wave of Covid infections. The government said that a successful trial was conducted in the morning,...

More housing blocks locked down for testing

The government on Sunday locked down a number of housing blocks in Kwun Tong, Yuen Long, Kwai Chung and Sha Tin, after sewage samples there were found to contain Covid-19. The buildings are Sau Fu House in Sau Mau Ping Estate, Heng Chui House and Heng Chun House in Tin...

Overnight lockdown operations find over 600 cases

Health authorities have discovered more than 600 preliminary positive Covid infections following an overnight lockdown of two Kwun Tong public housing blocks and another building in Tseung Kwan O. Sau Wah House at Sau Mau Ping Estate was cordoned off on Friday afternoon, after sewage samples there were found to...

Some testing stations closed as HK shifts strategy

Health officials closed 19 mobile Covid testing stations around town on Saturday, as Hong Kong shifted its testing strategy to cope with the surge of infections of recent weeks. To relieve the burden on overwhelmed public laboratories, the government announced a series of policy changes on Friday, including its decision...

Discovery Bay Post Office among three closed

Hongkong Post said on Saturday that three post offices will close until March 1 for disinfection, after a number of staff tested preliminary positive for Covid. The affected buildings are Discovery Bay Post Office, Cheung Sha Wan Post Office, and Wong Tai Sin Post Office. The department said the infected...

Loans to be offered to moratorium-hit small landlords

Financial Secretary Paul Chan said on Saturday that the government was planning to offer interest-free loans to small landlords, who will be affected by his proposed moratorium on commercial rents. Under Chan’s latest budget, landlords will be banned from taking legal action against, or evicting, specified businesses which fall behind...

Ivan Hung calls for speeded up mandatory jabs

Government vaccine advisor Ivan Hung says Covid vaccinations should be mandatory, especially the elderly, and that the key to fighting Omicron was being triple jabbed. Speaking on a radio show on Saturday, Hung said Hong Kong was now racing against time. He said the Omicron-driven fifth wave might only peak...

US sanctions Putin, Lavrov over Ukraine

This combo photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and US President Joe Biden. (PHOTO/XINHUA) WASHINGTON / MOSCOW - The administration of US President Joe Biden will sanction Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over Moscow's ongoing military operation in Ukraine, the White House confirmed Friday....