Lockdown put residents’ minds at ease: Carrie Lam

2021-01-29 HKT 09:48" title="Carrie Lam says the lockdown helped to puts residents' minds at ease, after infections were earlier detected at the building in North Point."> Carrie Lam says the lockdown helped to puts residents' minds at ease, after infections were earlier detected at the building in North Point. Chief...

UK says upholding freedom, autonomy with new HK visa

2021-01-29 HKT 09:10" title="Holders of British National (Overseas) status will from Sunday be able to apply to live and work in the UK for up to five years, and eventually seek citizenship. Image: Shutterstock"> Holders of British National (Overseas) status will from Sunday be able to apply to live and...

No infections uncovered in North Point lockdown

No infections uncovered in North Point lockdown Hong Kong's second "ambush-style" coronavirus lockdown has found no new infections among the 475 people tested. The government sealed off the Tung Fat Building on Kam Ping Street in North Point on Thursday night, forcing residents to stay at home until they had...

North Point building on ‘ambush-style’ lockdown

2021-01-28 HKT 21:29" title="Police officers descend on Kam Ping Street in North Point to enforce the lockdown. Photo: RTHK"> Police officers descend on Kam Ping Street in North Point to enforce the lockdown. Photo: RTHK A residential building at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak was put on lockdown on...

Covid-hit North Point building partially evacuated

Covid-hit North Point building partially evacuated Health authorities will be partially evacuating residents of Tung Fat Building in North Point after 13 people there tested positive or preliminary positive for Covid-19 in the last few days. Residents living in units six and seven of block C, which share the same...

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...

Patriots must rule HK, Xi Jinping tells Carrie Lam

2021-01-27 HKT 20:48" title="Xi Jinping praised Carrie Lam's efforts to safeguard national security as he stressed that patriots must rule Hong Kong if the city is to remain prosperous and stable."> Xi Jinping praised Carrie Lam's efforts to safeguard national security as he stressed that patriots must rule Hong Kong...

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...