Egypt lifts all COVID-19-related entry restrictions

An Egyptian medical worker checks people's temperatures on the first day of vaccination against COVID-19 in Egypt, on March 4, 2021 in Cairo. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP) LONDON / ZURICH / RABAT / CAIRO / NAIROBI / COPENHAGEN - Egypt on Thursday lifted all COVID-19-related entry restrictions for all travelers, whether Egyptians or...

Three infections found after Diamond Hill lockdowns

Officials say three infected people have been found after Covid tests on almost 900 residents of two housing blocks in Diamond Hill. The checks were ordered on Saturday after the virus was found in sewage samples from blocks 2 and 3 of Bel Air Heights. The government said the lockdowns...

Driver arrested after fatal crash in Sai Wan Ho

Police on Thursday arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death over a traffic accident in Sai Wan Ho that left one man dead and another man injured. The crash happened at around 4:30pm when a seven-seater reportedly lost control on Sai Wan Ho Street, rammed into...

Tam Tak-chi jailed 40 months for sedition

Former People Power vice-chairman Tam Tak-chi was on Wednesday given a 40-month prison sentence after he was found guilty of seven counts of sedition. He was the first person to stand trial and be convicted under a colonial-era sedition law since the 1997 handover. Tam was earlier found guilty of...

Chance of school outbreaks is reasonably high: expert

A clinical associate professor of paediatrics said on Saturday that there is a reasonably high chance that Covid outbreaks will emerge in schools, when in-person classes resume in phases from Tuesday. Primary school pupils will be the first to return to campus for half-day classes, and students are required to...

Activist jailed 16 months for organising 2019 march

Activist Max Chung was on Wednesday jailed for 16 months after he pleaded guilty to organising an unauthorised assembly in Yuen Long almost three years ago. The 42-year-old had been remanded in custody for eight months after he was charged with organising and joining the banned "Reclaim Yuen Long" march...

Fire on Temple Street injures four

Four people were injured after a fire broke out in a subdivided flat in Yau Ma Tei on Friday morning. Firefighters said they were called to the scene at Sing On Building on Temple Street at around 7.35am, and the fire was put out after 15 minutes. A 34-year-old man...

Tuen Mun Hospital apologises for losing specimen

Tuen Mun Hospital on Friday apologised to a patient after losing a breast tissue specimen of hers. In a statement, a hospital spokesperson said the patient had an ultrasound guided biopsy done on Wednesday, and the specimen was successfully collected by a radiologist. But after the specimen bottle was sent...

Bookings for Covid booster shots to open next Monday

The government said adult residents can make bookings from next Monday to get their Covid booster shot, as long as they've had their second jab at least three months ago. A fourth dose will also be available for immunocompromised individuals aged 12 or above, three months after they've received their...