Government moves to strike HK Alliance from register

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China said on Friday that Security Secretary Chris Tang has given it two weeks to explain why it shouldn’t be struck off the Companies Register. A letter from Tang to the alliance said an initial recommendation that the group...

Govt vaccination programme extended till end of year

The government on Thursday announced the extension of its Covid-19 inoculation programme to the end of the year. Twenty-one of the 26 community vaccination centres that are currently in use will stay open through December, but with shorter hours and a rest day on Wednesday. The other five centres will...

Six new imported Covid cases reported

Health officials on Tuesday reported six imported Covid-19 cases. The four women and two men, aged between 37 and 50, arrived from the United States, Britain, the Philippines and Tanzania. All of them were vaccinated earlier and tested positive for the potentially more contagious L452R mutant strain after arriving in...

HK records two new imported Covid infections

The Centre for Health Protection on Monday reported two new imported Covid-19 cases. One of the patients was a 20-year-old man who flew in from the US, while the other was a 23-year-old woman who arrived from Indonesia. The woman was asymptomatic, while the man did have symptoms of the...

Venezuela opp leader leaves Mexico talks on Maduro veto

Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing President Nicolas Maduro talking during a meeting with Venezuelan diplomats returning from the US, at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on Jan 28, 2019. (VENEZUELAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) Venezuela’s opposition replaced one of its representatives in political negotiations held in Mexico...

Customs officers make HK$125m ketamine seizure

Customs officers say they have seized HK$125 million worth of ketamine which arrived as sea cargo from Pakistan. Officials said drugs from Pakistan usually arrived by air in the past, but traffickers have increasingly opted for sea routes since the pandemic disrupted border arrangements. "To reduce the risk of interception...

Three Bonjour Beauty salons suspend operations

Two beauty salons and a massage parlour under Bonjour Beauty Limited announced on Wednesday that they were suspending operations. The three companies involved were About Beauty, Dr.Protalk and Top Comfort. A notice was posted outside one of About Beauty's branches in Mong Kok, saying it was closing until further notice...

HK records three imported Covid infections

The Centre for Health Protection on Monday reported three new imported Covid cases. One involved a 24-year-old man who flew in from Egypt on Thursday. He was found to be carrying the more infectious L452R mutant strain during his quarantine at the Ramada Hong Kong Grand in Tsim Sha Tsui....