‘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...

Expert supports tougher building-testing rules

2021-02-01 HKT 19:06" title="Leung Chi-chiu says attention should be paid to the transmission of the virus in all districts, not just the designated areas where the number of Covid cases is on the decline. File photo: RTHK"> Leung Chi-chiu says attention should be paid to the transmission of the virus...

ICAC received fewer than 2,000 complaints last year

2021-02-01 HKT 18:36" title="Advisers say the ICAC received fewer than 2,000 corruption complaints in 2020 - the lowest number in 40 years. Photo: RTHK"> Advisers say the ICAC received fewer than 2,000 corruption complaints in 2020 - the lowest number in 40 years. Photo: RTHK Advisers to the Independent Commission...

More runway construction workers infected with Covid

More runway construction workers infected with Covid Health authorities on Sunday confirmed four more coronavirus infections linked to construction sites at the airport's third runway project – a day after ordering mandatory tests for around 3,000 workers. At least 15 people have come down with Covid-19 in this cluster –...

Applications open for BN(O) visa to Britain

2021-01-31 HKT 13:09" title="Britain has started accepting applications for a controversial visa that would allow eligible Hongkongers to live and work in Britain. File photo: Reuters"> Britain has started accepting applications for a controversial visa that would allow eligible Hongkongers to live and work in Britain. File photo: Reuters Frances...

Lockdown in Laguna City finds no Covid cases

2021-02-01 HKT 08:59" title="Health workers and police outside Laguna City on Monday morning. Photo: RTHK"> Health workers and police outside Laguna City on Monday morning. Photo: RTHK Hong Kong's third overnight lockdown and mass testing exercise found no positive cases of Covid-19 after testing more than 400 people at two...

Laguna City blocks latest to go into lockdown

Laguna City blocks latest to go into lockdown The government on Sunday announced its third “ambush-style” lockdown in less than a week, requiring all residents of two blocks of Laguna City in Lam Tin to take a Covid-19 test. Residents of Blocks 5 and 7 will need to take the...

CE, liaison office head meet injured police officers

2021-01-31 HKT 23:03" title="Carrie Lam and Luo Huining met more than a hundred officers at police headquarters in Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui police station. Photo courtesy: Information Services Department"> Carrie Lam and Luo Huining met more than a hundred officers at police headquarters in Wan Chai and Tsim...

Third runway projects suspended over Covid outbreak

Third runway projects suspended over Covid outbreak Authorities have issued a mandatory testing order for around 3,000 workers at two construction sites at the airport's third runway project following a cluster outbreak there. Speaking at a press briefing on Saturday, the Centre for Health Protection's Dr Albert Au said construction...

Social welfare deputy director dies at 59

2021-01-30 HKT 15:04" title="The deputy head of the Social Welfare Department, Lam Ka-tai, passed away on Saturday morning. File Photo: RTHK"> The deputy head of the Social Welfare Department, Lam Ka-tai, passed away on Saturday morning. File Photo: RTHK The Deputy Director of Social Welfare, Lam Ka-tai, has died at...

Experts stress need for final trial vaccine data

Experts stress need for final trial vaccine data SAR government vaccine advisors on Saturday said they would only approve Covid vaccines for emergency use after phase three clinical trial results had been provided. The government has placed one of its vaccine orders with mainland firm Sinovac, but plans for the...

Nabela Qoser signs 120-day RTHK contract

2021-01-30 HKT 13:05" title="Nabela Qoser has been working at RTHK in the capacity of assistant programme officer for more than three years. File Photo: RTHK"> Nabela Qoser has been working at RTHK in the capacity of assistant programme officer for more than three years. File Photo: RTHK RTHK on Saturday...

HK ready for more BNO countermeasures: Teresa Cheng

HK ready for more BNO countermeasures: Teresa Cheng 2021-01-30 HKT 12:44" title="But Civil Service secretary Patrick Nip said people should not link the BNO passports matter with the nationality of government staff. Photo: RTHK"> But Civil Service secretary Patrick Nip said people should not link the BNO passports matter with...

HK economy suffers record battering over Covid

2021-01-29 HKT 17:34" title="A slowdown in economic activity due to Covid-19 is blamed for the record GDP contraction. File photo: RTHK"> A slowdown in economic activity due to Covid-19 is blamed for the record GDP contraction. File photo: RTHK Maggie Ho reports The Hong Kong economy has taken a record...

Covid cluster emerges at another housing block

Covid cluster emerges at another housing block Health officials on Friday ordered some people living in a private residential building in Tsuen Wan to be put under quarantine after a cluster of coronavirus cases emerged there. Six residents from four different units on the 18th floor of Block R at...

UK disappointed by Beijing BNO stance

2021-01-30 HKT 09:59" title="The BNO visa gives those with BNO status a pathway to full UK citizenship. Photo: Shutterstock"> The BNO visa gives those with BNO status a pathway to full UK citizenship. Photo: Shutterstock Britain's foreign ministry says it is disappointed, but not surprised, by Beijing's decision not to...

HK follows China in halting recognition of BN(O)

HK follows China in halting recognition of BN(O) Hong Kong on Friday evening followed China’s move to stop recognising British National (Overseas) passport from Sunday, accusing London of violating the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration by offering millions of HongKongers with BN(O) status a pathway to British citizenship. The move is...

‘Bar Association facing abyss under Paul Harris’

2021-01-29 HKT 20:55" title="The Liaison Office says the new Bar Association chairman's comments on the national security law are dragging the body 'further into the abyss', warning that it now faces 'catastrophe.' File photo: RTHK"> The Liaison Office says the new Bar Association chairman's comments on the national security law...