No positive Covid cases found after two lockdowns

Covid lockdowns have come to an end at two residential blocks sealed off overnight for compulsory testing. No new Covid cases were found, but the test result of one specimen is still undergoing the verification process. The buildings are Tower 3 of Grand Central in Kwun Tong and Fu Yuet...

No new cases found during overnight lockdowns

Overnight Covid lockdowns have come to an end at three housing blocks in Tin Shui Wai, Tsuen Wan, and Cheung Sha Wan, after three residents had earlier tested preliminary positive for the coronavirus. Over 3,000 people were tested and no new cases were found at any of the blocks. On...

Virus may have spread at Kwai Chung block

Health authorities suspect Covid-19 might have spread in a public housing block at Kwai Chung Estate after more infections were linked to the building. The latest confirmed patients from Yat Kwai House are a 53-year-old resident who works at the airport, and a one-year-old baby who visited his grandmother who...

HK’s Covid situation is now severe, warns CHP

Health officials have called on residents in Mei Foo and Sham Shui Po to get tested for Covid-19, saying growing clusters there have led to a "severe epidemic situation". Authorities on Wednesday reported 16 new Covid-19 cases, among them seven local infections. Among the latest confirmed patients were those linked...

Kindergarten teacher is latest unlinked Covid case

Health authorities on Tuesday reported a suspected Covid-19 infection that is untraceable involving a kindergarten teacher. The teacher, 26, works in Quarry Bay and lives in Mei Foo Sun Chuen. She last went to work at the kindergarten on January 15 and started developing symptoms on Sunday. Authorities said she...

EU regulator finds mRNA virus shots safe during pregnancy

Employees in cleanroom suits test the procedures for the manufacturing of the messenger RNA (mRNA) for the COVID-19 vaccine at the new manufacturing site of German company BioNTech on March 27, 2021 in Marburg, central Germany. (THOMAS LOHNES / AFP) COPENHAGEN / PARIS / WARSAW / HAVANA / LJUBLJANA / BRUSSELS / ROME / HARARE / RIGA / KAMPALA...

Another Penny’s Bay guard infected with Covid-19

Health authorities on Friday said a security guard at the Penny’s Bay quarantine camp, who is the colleague of another guard who was recently infected with Covid-19, has also tested preliminary positive for the virus. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the 51-year-old woman began showing...

Govt urged to extend social distancing rules

A specialist in respiratory medicine said on Friday that Hong Kong's current social distancing rules should be extended. Dr Leung Chi-chiu said people should continue to stay home as much as possible and avoid visiting high-risk places to prevent a super-spreading event. “We did not find a rapid increase in...

No new cases found at Aberdeen and Yau Tong lockdowns

Health authorities on Thursday found no new Covid cases at overnight lockdowns in Aberdeen and Yau Tong. Pik Long House, at Shek Pan Wai Estate in Aberden, was sealed off for testing just before 9 pm on Wednesday, after a 20-year-old resident tested preliminary positive for the coronavirus. The man...

No Covid cases found in Mei Foo lockdown

Health authorities on Tuesday said they did not find any Covid-19 cases at a lockdown on a housing block in Mei Foo. The lockdown operation – prompted by the discovery of a resident who tested preliminary positive – took place at 5 to 7 Nassau Street, Mei Foo Sun Chuen...

No Covid cases found in three lockdowns

Health officials on Monday said no Covid-19 cases had been found after they conducted three lockdowns in Tuen Mun, Tai Kok Tsui and Tai Po. The operations, prompted by three preliminary positive cases, took place at Tower 8 of Aegean Coast on Castle Peak Road, Tower 2 of Harbour Green...