Govt task force to help care homes tackle Covid

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong said on Saturday that the government would set up an inter-departmental task force to help care homes deal with the pandemic, as he admitted to shortcomings in tackling the fifth Covid wave. Speaking at the government's daily Covid briefing, he said the task...

Peru defense minister resigns

Peruvian Defense Minister Walter Ayala arrives to the Congress for the investiture parliamentary session where Chief of Cabinet seeks support of lawmakers on Nov 4, 2021 in Lima, Peru. (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG) Peruvian Defense Minister Walter Ayala resigned amid a scandal over allegations of government interference in the military ....

Kompasu gains strength, signal 8 to stay before noon

The Observatory said Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu has intensified into a typhoon, and the number eight storm signal will remain in force before noon on Wednesday. Officials issued the signal at 5:20pm on Tuesday, and the SAR has been lashed by strong winds and moderate rain since then. At 6...

Observatory to issue T8 signal this morning

The Observatory on Saturday said it would issue the tropical cyclone warning signal number 8 at, or before, 6.40 am and that the signal would remain in force for sometime in the morning. It said winds would strengthen further due to the combined effect of tropical storm Lionrock and the...

Hong Kong Garrison out in force for joint drills

The People's Liberation Army's land, sea and air forces in Hong Kong carried out joint drills on Sunday, to test the garrison's defence capabilities. In a video published by the PLA, the garrison said its ground forces had patrolled Stonecutters Bridge, as the air force's helicopters hovered above it. In...

Massage parlour scandal wasn’t criminal: police chief

Police commissioner Raymond Siu said on Saturday that no "criminal element" was involved in an incident in which the director of the police's national security bureau was found at an unlicensed massage parlour. It was revealed in May that senior assistant commissioner Frederic Choi was caught at the den in...