Queues as Mei Foo, Sham Shui Po residents get tested

Some people who live or work in Mei Foo and Sham Shui Po on Thursday heeded government advice and lined up to get tested for Covid-19. Officials made the appeal after several infections emerged from the two areas, including an untraceable case involving a kindergarten teacher living in Mei Foo...

Edward Leung released from jail

A former spokesman for the now-defunct group Hong Kong Indigenous, Edward Leung, was released from jail in the early morning hours of Wednesday, having completed his sentence for his role in the 2016 Mong Kok riot. It’s understood that the Correctional Services Department arranged for him to leave the Shek...

Air quality worsens as economy revives: green group

A green group has found that air pollution worsened over the past year as Hong Kong’s economy picked up after the initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Clean Air Network said on Monday that it had analysed data from the Environmental Protection Department and found the levels of every air...

Quarantine exemption ends for Zhuhai Port arrivals

The government on Monday announced that anyone travelling to Hong Kong from the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge's Zhuhai Port will not be exempted from compulsory quarantine under its Return2hk or Come2hk schemes starting from Tuesday. The authorities made the announcement in light of the latest pandemic situation in the city of...

Govt bans HK Express Bangkok service for two weeks

Health officials on Sunday said they were banning passenger flights from Bangkok operated by Hong Kong Express Airways until January 29. A government spokesman said a passenger had failed to comply with requirements under the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation, while another passenger had tested positive for Covid-19 upon...

Hong Kong to ban transits from ‘Group A’ places

The Airport Authority said on Thursday Hong Kong will ban the transit of flight passengers from more than 100 countries and territories from Sunday amid the spread of the Omicron variant. It said the new rule applies to passengers who've been in more than 100 "Group A" countries and territories...

Paediatrics expert: parents should have choice of jab

A professor of paediatrics has backed calls to allow parents a choice of Covid-19 vaccine for younger children, after officials announced that the Sinovac jab would be available for children as young as five. Dr Agnes Leung, an assistant professor from the Chinese University, made the comments on RTHK's Hong...

West African bloc imposes harsher sanctions on Mali

New interim Malian President, Colonel Assimi Goita (left), salutes members of the Malian Armed Forces after his swearing in ceremony in Bamako on June 7, 2021. (ANNIE RISEMBERG / AFP) ACCRA - The leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday here announced a flurry of...

Unlinked Covid infection possibly traced

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said it believes a part-time Sogo department store saleswoman, whose source of infection was unknown previously, probably caught Covid-19 from her father. Authorities also announced on Monday they are shortening the quarantine period for close contacts of local cases from 21 days to 14...

Business closures, flights ban over Covid threat

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the government will re-impose strict anti-epidemic measures in Hong Kong to try to ward off a large-scale Covid-19 outbreak involving the Omicron variant, such as re-introducing a ban on dine-in services at restaurants from 6pm, ordering the closure of venues such as bars and karaoke...

HK records 12 more imported Omicron cases

Hong Kong reported 12 new imported Omicron cases on Wednesday, raising the tally in the city to 70. Health officials also announced a decision to ban Cathay Pacific from operating passenger flights from Los Angeles and Toronto for two weeks till January 11, after four passengers from Los Angeles and...

Penny’s Bay option to end for helpers’ quarantine

The Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre will stop taking bookings for foreign domestic helpers from next Monday, with the government saying it needs to reserve all the rooms there for its response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of Covid. The administration also said that the Regala Skycity Hotel...

Discovery Bay and Tuen Mun blocks under lockdown

The government on Tuesday evening imposed overnight lockdowns on two residential blocks, in Discovery Bay and in Tuen Mun, after the latest batch of Covid cases in Hong Kong. Residents of Twilight Court, Peninsula Village in Discovery Bay must stay in their premises and get tested at temporary testing stations...