Top private club among 48 places listed for testing

The government on Sunday said it had ordered compulsory testing for Covid-19 at 48 locations across the SAR, including an exclusive private club in Central. Anyone who has visited any of these premises and stayed there for the length of time and on the dates specified must get a nucleic...

Kwai Chung block lockdown finds one Covid infection

Authorities on Saturday said they've identified one Covid infection after locking down Tak Yam House of On Yam Estate in Kwai Chung for overnight testing. Around 1,660 people were tested. Residents who were able to present their negative test results had been allowed to leave the block since 8:15am.

Govt officer arrested over alleged prostitution gang

Police said on Friday that a government administrative officer was among five people arrested on suspicion of operating a prostitution syndicate. Officers said the 30-year-old man, surnamed Lam, is an assistant district officer in Sha Tin. Police superintendent Alan Chung said the civil servant is suspected to have made hotel...

Sheung Shui, Kwai Chung blocks locked down

Officials sealed off two residential buildings in Sheung Shui and Kwai Chung on Saturday afternoon for overnight Covid testing. The lockdown of Ching Ping House at the Ching Ho Estate and Kwai Ming House at Kwai Hong Court were expected to finish by 1pm on Sunday. Meanwhile, the lockdown of...

Compulsory testing notices issued for 40 locations

The government on Wednesday issued compulsory testing notices for 40 places across Hong Kong. Anyone who stayed in any of these premises for more than two hours between March 31 and April 13 must get a nucleic acid test for Covid-19 on Thursday or Friday. The buildings are located in...

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 near Kwai Chung container port put out

Authorities on Thursday said a fire near Kwai Chung Container Terminal 7 was put out shortly after it started. Police said they received a report at around 10:20am that some foam boxes on Container Port Road South were on fire. Plumes of black smoke billowed into the air. A spokesman...

Government locks down Kwai Chung building

The government on Saturday night locked down the High Block and Low Block of Shek Chun House at Shek Lei (I) Estate in Kwai Chung after Covid-19 was found in sewage samples there. The complex was cordoned off at 9pm, and residents will have to get tested by 2am. The...

IT Undersecretary tests positive for Covid-19

The Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, David Chung, has tested preliminary positive for Covid-19. In a statement, the Innovation and Technology Bureau said Chung took a PCR test after his driver caught the virus. It added that although the IT Secretary, Alfred Sit, has so far tested negative for...

Tung Chung public housing block under Covid lockdown

Health officials on Sunday locked down a public housing block in Tung Chung, after sewage samples there tested positive for Covid-19. Residents and recent visitors of Ying Yat House of Yat Tung (One) Estate must get tested and then stay at home until further notice. The government added that residents...

Lockdown of Tung Chung block extended

The government on Thursday extended the lockdown of a residential block in Tung Chung for a second day. A mass Covid-19 testing exercise at Mun Wo House in Mun Tung Estate found 68 suspected cases and three undetermined ones. Residents must get tested again for the virus, with the operation...

Harbour Plaza Hotel customers warned over data leak

More than a million customers of the Harbour Plaza Hotel group are being advised to be on their guard for possible scams after its booking database came under a cyber attack. Privacy Commissioner Ada Chung said on Friday that she's probing the data leak involving 1.2 million customers, after receiving...

Three cases found in Kwai Chung and Tai Po lockdowns

Health officials said on Thursday a total of three preliminary positive Covid cases were found during two overnight lockdowns in Kwai Chung and Tai Po, during which nearly 4,000 people were tested for the coronavirus. Two of the preliminary positive tests came from Yam Yue House in Shek Yam East...

Three cases found at Kwai Chung and Tai Po lockdowns

Health officials on Thursday found a total of three preliminary positive Covid cases at two overnight lockdowns in Kwai Chung and Tai Po, during which nearly 4,000 people were tested for the coronavirus. Two preliminary positive cases were found at Yam Yue House on Shek Yam East Estate in Kwai...

Lockdowns ordered in To Kwa Wan, Kwai Chung

Health officials on Sunday launched an overnight lockdown and testing operations covering four adjacent tenement buildings in To Kwa Wan and, separately, a residential block in Kwai Chung. People at 18 and 20 Yin On Street and 17 and 19 Tsun Fat Street, excluding the ground floor shops, have been...

Residents of two Kwai Chung blocks quarantined

Health officials on Thursday ordered the evacuation of some residents of two blocks in Kwai Chung over fears Covid is spreading through the buildings. All residents living in 09 flats at Nga Kwai House at Kwai Chung Estate are to be sent to a quarantine camp. The same move has...

No Covid-19 cases from Tung Chung lockdown

The government said no Covid-19 cases were found after a lockdown operation at a residential block in Tung Chung wrapped up on Thursday morning. La Rossa A (Block 7) of Coastal Skyline Phase 3 was cordoned off at 8pm, after authorities detected some positive cases there, involving a mutant strain....

Another 69 infections found at Kwai Chung Estate

An Omicron outbreak at Kwai Chung Estate has expanded to more blocks, with the cluster now seeing over 210 confirmed or suspected infections. Health authorities reported 69 new confirmed Covid patients from the virus-stricken estate on Monday, with 27 linked to Yat Kwai House and 33 to Ying Kwai House...