Govt waives publication requirement for Sinovac

2021-02-05 HKT 22:47" title="An expert panel will be given clinical trial data that Sinovac has submitted to the WHO as early as next week, after the government dropped a requirement for the drugmaker to publish the data in a medical journal. File photo: Reuters"> An expert panel will be given...

Free Covid tests offered to security guards

2021-02-05 HKT 22:17" title="A free Covid-19 testing scheme will be extended for foreign domestic helpers and construction workers, and be expanded to cover security guards as well until the end of February. File photo: RTHK"> A free Covid-19 testing scheme will be extended for foreign domestic helpers and construction workers,...

Latest lockdown yields one preliminary positive case

2021-02-05 HKT 08:32" title="Residents were allowed to leave once they presented proof of a negative test result. Photo: RTHK"> Residents were allowed to leave once they presented proof of a negative test result. Photo: RTHK More than 2,100 residents at buildings in Mongkok and Yau Ma Tei were tested overnight...

Pigs culled in Yuen Long African swine fever scare

2021-02-05 HKT 01:14" title="African swine fever doesn't harm humans but is often deadly to pigs. File image: Shutterstock"> African swine fever doesn't harm humans but is often deadly to pigs. File image: Shutterstock The government has ordered the slaughter of about 240 pigs at a farm in Yuen Long after...

HK to recognise up to 100 overseas medical schools

2021-02-04 HKT 22:14" title="Officials want to bring back Hongkongers who have studied medicine and gone into practise abroad. File image: Shutterstock"> Officials want to bring back Hongkongers who have studied medicine and gone into practise abroad. File image: Shutterstock The Food and Health Bureau on Thursday proposed to set up...

Govt lays out national security education programme

2021-02-04 HKT 20:11" title="Students in Hong Kong will start learning about the national security law from the junior primary level, according to the government's curriculum framework. File Photo: RTHK"> Students in Hong Kong will start learning about the national security law from the junior primary level, according to the government's...

Lockdowns ordered in Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok

Lockdowns ordered in Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok A section of Yau Ma Tei was sealed off on Thursday evening, along with a residential building in Mong Kok, in the government’s latest ‘ambush-style’ lockdowns that are part of its efforts to eliminate community infections of Covid-19. Anyone who was in...

New Covid infections fall to 19 cases

New Covid infections fall to 19 cases Wendy Wong reports The number of new Covid-19 infections declined for the third day running on Wednesday to a two-and-a-half-month low, though health officials cautioned that the local outbreak has yet to come under control. All 19 new Covid cases reported were locally-acquired,...

No new Covid-19 cases uncovered in latest lockdowns

No new Covid-19 cases uncovered in latest lockdowns The government is wrapping up overnight lockdowns and compulsory testing at three locations across Hong Kong early on Thursday, with no new coronavirus cases found. However, results are still being verified in Tuen Mun. Around 240 residents were tested at a building...

Teachers’ testing for full school resumption

2021-02-03 HKT 20:12" title="The government says full school resumption is possible thanks to coronavirus testing for teachers and staff. File photo: RTHK"> The government says full school resumption is possible thanks to coronavirus testing for teachers and staff. File photo: RTHK The government on Wednesday outlined plans for coronavirus testing...

CUHK is not above the law: university heads

2021-02-03 HKT 19:23" title="The letter by university management refers to the unrest on campus in November 2019. File photo: RTHK"> The letter by university management refers to the unrest on campus in November 2019. File photo: RTHK Chinese University said the school will not condone unlawful activities, actions that breach...

Three more buildings under ambush-style lockdown

Three more buildings under ambush-style lockdown 2021-02-03 HKT 19:25" title="Residents of Tower 1 of Goodview Garden in Tuen Mun are also required to undergo mandatory testing and remain in the restricted area during the overnight lockdown. Photo: Information Services Department"> Residents of Tower 1 of Goodview Garden in Tuen Mun...

Latest lockdowns find no new infections

Latest lockdowns find no new infections The government had found no new coronavirus cases from its latest overnight lockdowns after testing around 2,100 people. Seventeen buildings in Sham Shui Po, as well as parts of Jordan and Tin Shui Wai were cordoned-off on Tuesday night for mandatory testing. Results were...

Government to test family members of close contacts

2021-02-03 HKT 02:15" title="The government said all household members of close contacts would now be ordered to take a Covid test. Photo: RTHK"> The government said all household members of close contacts would now be ordered to take a Covid test. Photo: RTHK The government on Wednesday gazetted further measures...

Police probe decision to fire on vehicle in Tai Po

2021-02-03 HKT 09:49" title="Police said they arrested the 23-year-old male driver of the car on suspicion of drug trafficking and dangerous driving. Photo: RTHK"> Police said they arrested the 23-year-old male driver of the car on suspicion of drug trafficking and dangerous driving. Photo: RTHK Police said they are investigating...

Carrie Lam visits Sham Shui Po lockdown site

2021-02-03 HKT 00:15" title="The Chief Executive visited the lockdown in Sham Shui Po at about 11 pm. Photo: RTHK"> The Chief Executive visited the lockdown in Sham Shui Po at about 11 pm. Photo: RTHK The Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday visited the locked-down area of Sham Shui Po,...

Govt again imposes multiple Covid-19 lockdowns

Govt again imposes multiple Covid-19 lockdowns 2021-02-02 HKT 19:33" title="Buildings in Sham Shui Po, Jordan and Tin Shui Wai are caught up in the latest 'ambush-style' lockdowns aimed at getting all residents tested for Covid-19. Graphic courtesy of the Food and Health Bureau."> Buildings in Sham Shui Po, Jordan and...

‘Restaurant industry faces HK$7bn February wipeout’

2021-02-02 HKT 09:42" title="Simon Wong says the holiday period usually helps tide restaurants through the quieter spring months. File photo: RTHK"> Simon Wong says the holiday period usually helps tide restaurants through the quieter spring months. File photo: RTHK Hong Kong's restaurant industry will miss out on HK$7 billion in...

Four lockdowns end with no positive tests

2021-02-02 HKT 08:48" title="Health officials check that people leaving the Majestic Building in Tsim Sha Tsui have been tested for the virus. Photo: RTHK"> Health officials check that people leaving the Majestic Building in Tsim Sha Tsui have been tested for the virus. Photo: RTHK The SAR's first overnight lockdown...

Govt orders series of coronavirus lockdowns

Govt orders series of coronavirus lockdowns The government on Monday announced a series of coronavirus lockdowns, shortly after Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung announced that the authorities would ramp up mandatory testing requirements ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. The affected areas are Majestic House, on 80 Nathan Road in...