No confirmed cases so far from Tung Chung lockdown

Health officials said on Tuesday that they had not yet found any confirmed cases of coronavirus at a residential block in Tung Chung that was locked down overnight. Mei Yat House in Yat Tung Estate was placed under lockdown on Monday evening, after a resident tested preliminary positive for a...

Maggie Yang confirmed as new prosecutions chief

The Department of Justice on Friday confirmed the appointment of Maggie Yang as Hong Kong's new director of public prosecutions. Earlier this year, Yang led the prosecution of 47 pro-democracy figures charged with violating the national security law for taking part in primary polls last year for the later cancelled...

Another daughter of Saudi official in HK has Covid

A daughter of a member of staff at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Hong Kong became the SAR's latest confirmed Covid-19 patient on Wednesday. The imported case was the only one reported by the Centre for Health Protection. The 17-year-old girl had been in quarantine after her younger brother and...

Hong Kong records five new imported Covid cases

Health officials reported five imported Covid infections on Wednesday, including two children whose preliminary positive results had prompted an overnight lockdown of a block in Taikoo Shing. The Department of Health said the siblings, an 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl, are relatives of a Saudi Arabian official in Hong Kong....

Tai Po man confirmed to have Delta variant

Health authorities have confirmed that a local Covid-19 patient has the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus. Officials say the genetic sequencing of the coronavirus found in a 27-year-old airport worker is identical to strains found in patients arriving from Indonesia. The man's infection was recorded on Thursday. The...

Local teen infected with mutated virus strain: source

Sources said on Friday that a 17-year-old girl has tested preliminary positive for a mutated strain of the coronavirus. She was reportedly infected with the more infectious N501Y mutated strain, and is being treated in Tuen Mun Hospital. The teenager has a high viral load, the source said, and had...

Expand tests to prevent variant outbreak: expert

An infectious disease specialist has called on people to get tested if they've been to a Tung Chung mall on or after April 11, after authorities confirmed that three patients infected with a highly contagious variant of Covid-19 had visited the place. Health officials had previously failed to find the...

Unlinked Covid cases raise jitters in Tuen Mun

Unlinked Covid cases raise jitters in Tuen Mun Wendy Wong reports Health officials on Wednesday said there could be silent transmission of coronavirus in Tuen Mun after two residents in the district were confirmed with Covid-19 and a third tested preliminary positive. Two of the patients live in the same...