Ambush lockdowns turn up four Covid cases

2021-02-08 HKT 09:53" title="Health authorities put three buildings in lockdown last night in Quarry Bay (pictured), Hung Hom and Mongkok. Photo: RTHK"> Health authorities put three buildings in lockdown last night in Quarry Bay (pictured), Hung Hom and Mongkok. Photo: RTHK Health authorities on Monday discovered four preliminary positive Covid-19...

Police warn of ‘killing pigs plate’ scam

2021-02-08 HKT 01:14" title="Police say the investment apps are controlled by the syndicate and can't be found on official platforms like Google Play and Apple App Store. Photo: RTHK"> Police say the investment apps are controlled by the syndicate and can't be found on official platforms like Google Play and...

Three buildings put on overnight lockdown

Three buildings put on overnight lockdown Three residential blocks in Mong Kok, Quarry Bay and Hung Hom have become the latest to be locked down under the government's overnight Covid-19 mandatory testing scheme on Sunday. Residents of Hoi Yu House in Mong Kok, Wai Lee Building in Quarry Bay and...

Virus control measures at Lunar New Year fairs

Virus control measures at Lunar New Year fairs 2021-02-06 HKT 18:12" title="A crowd control indicator at one of the entrances. Photo:RTHK"> A crowd control indicator at one of the entrances. Photo:RTHK Virus control measures have been brought in on the first day of the annual Lunar New Year fairs, with...

Compulsory testing stepped up as daily cases drop

Compulsory testing stepped up as daily cases drop The government further tightened its mandatory testing criteria on Saturday, as health officials reported 19 new coronavirus cases. With immediate effect, residential buildings will be subject to a mandatory testing order if there is one new coronavirus case, whether or not the...

Law Chi-kwong welcomes pandemic welfare moves

2021-02-07 HKT 08:54" title="Labour and Welfare Secretary Law Chi-kwong said the number of working hours needed to qualify for the Working Family Allowance Scheme had been cut and the asset limit for its Short-term Food Assistance Service had been raised. Photo: RTHK"> Labour and Welfare Secretary Law Chi-kwong said the...

‘Larger care homes first targets for vaccination’

2021-02-06 HKT 21:16" title="Lam Ching-choi, an advisor to the government on its vaccination programme, says inoculation efforts may start about two weeks after quality checks on the jabs are complete. File photo: RTHK"> Lam Ching-choi, an advisor to the government on its vaccination programme, says inoculation efforts may start about...

Lockdowns imposed in To Kwa Wan, Tuen Mun

Lockdowns imposed in To Kwa Wan, Tuen Mun The government imposed a lockdown on two separate residential buildings in To Kwa Wan and Tuen Mun on Saturday night. The authorities declared Block 9 of Gold Coast a “restricted zone” at about 8.30pm, and Wah Fat Building at Ma Hang Chung...

FEHD bans Alliance flower stall at Victoria Park

2021-02-06 HKT 08:58" title="Alliance chairman Lee Cheuk-yan says workers will try to carry on selling flowers, despite the cordon. Photo: RTHK"> Alliance chairman Lee Cheuk-yan says workers will try to carry on selling flowers, despite the cordon. Photo: RTHK Organisers of the annual June the Fourth candlelight vigil had briefly...

Lockdowns completed in Yuen Long, Ma On Shan

2021-02-06 HKT 08:23" title="The two locations were the latest to be sealed off in the government's 'ambush-style' operations aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: RTHK"> The two locations were the latest to be sealed off in the government's 'ambush-style' operations aimed at stopping the spread of the...

Lockdowns are important in Covid-19 battle: expert

Lockdowns are important in Covid-19 battle: expert Infectious disease expert Yuen Kwok-yung on Friday expressed support for the government’s ambush-style lockdowns, even though they've identified only a handful of Covid-19 cases. Yuen, who's a government advisor on the pandemic, said some people might not be impressed to see 1,000 tests...

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...