Foreign politicians ‘disregarding rule of law’

2021-01-27 HKT 23:51" title="HSBC executive had come under pressure in the UK. File image: Shutterstock"> HSBC executive had come under pressure in the UK. File image: Shutterstock The Security Bureau has condemned foreign politicians for exerting pressure on financial institutions that have complied with Hong Kong's laws, accusing them of...

One positive case as Yau Ma Tei lockdown ends

One positive case as Yau Ma Tei lockdown ends Officials on Wednesday lifted an 11-hour overnight lockdown on two streets in Yau Ma Tei after testing 330 people, finding one positive case of Covid-19. The lockdown, the first example of what Chief Executive Carrie Lam describes as "ambush-style" mass testing...

Mandatory tests for 40 buildings, 20 in Sham Shui Po

2021-01-27 HKT 03:33" title="Twenty buildings in the Sham Shui Po area were among 40 hit by testing orders. File image: Shutterstock"> Twenty buildings in the Sham Shui Po area were among 40 hit by testing orders. File image: Shutterstock Officials in the early hours of Wednesday ordered mandatory coronavirus tests...

Residents caught out by sudden lockdown

Residents caught out by sudden lockdown Residents of two streets in Yau Ma Tei have expressed shock at seeing their area plunged into a sudden lockdown on Tuesday evening, though they said the move was understandable and expressed hope that the mandatory testing would protect them from the coronavirus. Police...

Ambush-style lockdown seals Yau Ma Tei buildings

2021-01-26 HKT 19:56" title="The lockdown affects buildings on Pitt Street and Tung On Street in Yau Ma Tei."> The lockdown affects buildings on Pitt Street and Tung On Street in Yau Ma Tei. The government issued a lockdown order on Tuesday evening for a number of buildings in Yau Ma...

Three CUHK students arrested over alleged attack

2021-01-26 HKT 05:18" title="Chinese University had called the police after an incident at a security counter. Photo: RTHK"> Chinese University had called the police after an incident at a security counter. Photo: RTHK Police confirmed on Tuesday that they arrested three men on suspicion of illegal assembly and assault, in...

Government authorises BioNTech vaccine

2021-01-25 HKT 23:53" title="A million doses are expected to arrive in the second half of next month. Photo: Reuters"> A million doses are expected to arrive in the second half of next month. Photo: Reuters The government on Monday confirmed that it had accepted a recommendation from its expert panel...

Man arrested after fatal Tuen Mun traffic accident

2021-01-25 HKT 21:53" title="Police say the man, who was allegedly driving the car, fled the scene of the accident in Leung Tin Tseun. Photo: RTHK"> Police say the man, who was allegedly driving the car, fled the scene of the accident in Leung Tin Tseun. Photo: RTHK Police have arrested...

RTHK condemns ‘smearing’ over tinned goods report

2021-01-25 HKT 21:46" title="Critics had accused RTHK of misleading its audience by noting that parcels of food given to residents affected by the weekend lockdown in Jordan were not given can openers, while pictures from residents showed some of the tins had built-in ring pulls."> Critics had accused RTHK of...

Crew quarantine ‘deals further blow to Cathay’

2021-01-25 HKT 19:24" title="Cathay expects the new quarantine arrangement for its pilots and flight attendants will be brought in next month. File photo: AFP"> Cathay expects the new quarantine arrangement for its pilots and flight attendants will be brought in next month. File photo: AFP Cathay Pacific on Monday warned...

Further lockdowns ‘unlikely to drive cases down’

2021-01-25 HKT 09:30" title="Government workers in protective gear walk through the locked down streets of Jordan. Photo: Reuters"> Government workers in protective gear walk through the locked down streets of Jordan. Photo: Reuters An epidemiologist has cast doubt on the effectiveness of further lockdowns in Hong Kong, after just 13...

Government lifts Jordan lockdown

Government lifts Jordan lockdown 2021-01-25 HKT 02:54" title="Overnight, government cleaners had been washing down the streets. Photo: RTHK"> Overnight, government cleaners had been washing down the streets. Photo: RTHK The government on Monday morning ended the lockdown restrictions on a block of streets in Jordan, that had been at the...

Sham Shui Po building goes into compulsory testing

2021-01-25 HKT 00:58" title="The Sham Shui Po building is in the Sham Shui Po specified area. File photo: Shutterstock"> The Sham Shui Po building is in the Sham Shui Po specified area. File photo: Shutterstock The government late on Sunday said a building in the Sham Shui Po specified area...

Residents desperate for decent food after lockdown

Residents desperate for decent food after lockdown Residents of the locked-down area of Jordan said they were thrilled to be allowed to leave earlier than expected at 6pm on Sunday, with many saying they were desperate to get some decent food. A resident surnamed Cheng said he had been eating...

Intensive cleaning to take place in restricted area

2021-01-24 HKT 23:01" title="The department also said it had been providing refuse collection, street cleaning and public toilet facilities during the lockdown. Photo: RTHK"> The department also said it had been providing refuse collection, street cleaning and public toilet facilities during the lockdown. Photo: RTHK The Food and Environmental Hygiene...

HK Covid cases top 10,000, one year into outbreak

HK Covid cases top 10,000, one year into outbreak Hong Kong's tally of Covid-19 cases pushed through the 10,000 mark on Saturday, a year after the city recorded its first coronavirus case – a 39-year-old man from Wuhan, who arrived in the SAR on January 22 via high-speed rail and...

Carrie Lam defends partial lockdown in Jordan

Carrie Lam defends partial lockdown in Jordan The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, has defended the government’s unprecedented decision to impose a partial lockdown in Jordan, saying it was a matter of public health. Speaking to reporters after inspecting the restricted zone on Saturday, Lam said there had been a spike...