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...

Greece hopes for ‘positive’ spirit from Turkey in talks

Greek foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, speaks next to his North Macedonian counterpart Bujar Osmani during news conference and after their meeting in Athens, on Thursday, Jan 14, 2021. (PETROS GIANNAKOURIS / AP) ATHENS - Greece’s foreign minister said he hoped Turkey would have a positive approach towards a meeting next...

Scottish party lays groundwork for second independence vote

In this Sept 17, 2020 photo, Scotland's First Minister, and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon (right) attends First Minster's Questions (FMQs) in the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. (RUSSELL CHEYNE / POOL / AFP) LONDON - The Scottish National Party published a “Roadmap...

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...

Residents under lockdown get food, tag after test

2021-01-23 HKT 14:59" title="Residents queued up outside mobile testing booths for their samples to be taken. Photo: RTHK"> Residents queued up outside mobile testing booths for their samples to be taken. Photo: RTHK 2021-01-23 HKT 15:45" title="Those who've completed testing were given a bag of supplies, including food and face...

CS ‘confident’ Jordan lockdown will end on Monday

2021-01-24 HKT 11:01" title="Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said Jordan should come out of lockdown by Monday morning. Photo: RTHK"> Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said Jordan should come out of lockdown by Monday morning. Photo: RTHK Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said on Sunday that he was confident that a lockdown covering...

Violence harms everyone, Michael Tien warns

2021-01-24 HKT 09:36" title="Michael Tien hit out at those who supported Hong Kong protesters in light of acts of violence. Photo: RTHK"> Michael Tien hit out at those who supported Hong Kong protesters in light of acts of violence. Photo: RTHK Roundtable lawmaker Michael Tien has rejected comparisons between the...