Seven Chinese medicine experts arrive in HK

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday welcomed seven mainland Chinese medicine experts at the border as they arrived to help with Hong Kong's Covid fight. The delegation joins more than 300 mainland healthcare workers already in the city, and they will be treating patients and helping those in recovery. "As...

Experts urge govt to provide roadmap to normal life

Three University of Hong Kong microbiologists, including government adviser Yuen Kwok-yung, have urged the government to decide on a roadmap to returning to normal life, so people can regain confidence and hope. Yuen, David Lung and Siddharth Sridhar made the appeal in an article they co-wrote and published in Ming...

‘HK’s Covid situation severe and complicated’

A senior health official from the mainland on Tuesday described Hong Kong's Covid-19 situation as "severe and complicated", but said he believes the city can win the fight against the Omicron outbreak with the support of the central government. The head of the National Health Commission's Covid-19 leading task force,...

Mainland experts gave ‘constructive views’: David Hui

Government pandemic adviser David Hui says mainland experts have given constructive advice on how Hong Kong can better support Covid patients and better communicate with the public, but said whether any suggestions can be put into practice depends on resources. Hui was speaking to reporters on Monday after four mainland...

Mainland experts to extend stay until next Monday

The government on Monday said the team of epidemiological experts from the mainland, who are currently on a visit to Hong Kong, would extend its stay in the SAR for a week until next Monday. The delegation arrived in the city last Thursday originally for a five-day visit. The government...

Experts ‘have no objection’ on kids getting jabs

Experts who advise the government on the pandemic and vaccines on Monday said they have "no objection" on inoculating young children aged between five and 11 against the coronavirus. Members of the joint scientific committee under the Centre for Health Protection and the chief executive's expert advisory panel said they...

Mainland Covid experts continue inspections in HK

A team of medical experts from the mainland on Sunday continued their inspection of anti-epidemic work in Hong Kong, visiting the airport, North Lantau Hospital and the border control point of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. The delegation arrived on Saturday for a four-day visit. The experts include Liu Wenda from...

‘HK will tell mainland our Covid measures work’

Executive councillor Lam Ching-choi says officials are making efforts to explain to mainland medical experts that even though some of Hong Kong's anti-epidemic measures are different to those across the border, this doesn't mean they're not effective. A delegation of experts, including people from the Ministry of Health and the...

Mainland Covid experts in SAR for four-day visit

A team of mainland experts on epidemics arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday for a four-day visit to study the SAR's measures to tackle the pandemic. The visit was organised by the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and the National Health Commission. The group attended...

Sinovac good to go for those aged 12-17: experts

Medical experts advising the government on its Covid vaccination programme have recommended allowing adolescents between 12 and 17 to get Sinovac shots before the jabs are given to younger children. The chairman of the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Professor Lau Yu-lung, said on Friday that experts agree that...