HK reports one imported Covid case

Health Authorities on Wednesday reported one new imported Covid-19 case, involving a fully-vaccinated woman who flew in from the Philippines. The Centre for Health Protection said the 55-year-old was asymptomatic and carried the more contagious L452R mutant strain. The CHP also said there were fewer than five preliminary positive cases.

WHO calls for global governance against COVID-19 pandemic

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks in downtown Belgrade, Serbia, Sept 7, 2021. (DARKO VOJINOVIC / AP) WASHINGTON / MADRID / ROME / BRUSSELS / ADDIS ABABA / LONDON / RABAT / FRANKFURT / BERLIN / JOHANNESBURG - The Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development convened by the World...

Sweden to remove most remaining virus curbs this month

In this March 4, 2021 photo, police officers patrol the city of Vetlanda, Sweden. (Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) ROME / SANTIAGO / LONDON / ADDIS ABABA / ZAGREB / YAOUNDE / LISBON / RABAT / TUNIS / HELSINKI / DUBLIN / NEW YORK / HAVANA  / LIMA / MEXICO CITY / BRASILIA / YENAGOA, Nigeria - Sweden will push ahead with easing COVID-19 restrictions...

Mutant strain prompts tests for Lohas Park block

Health authorities sealed off a block in Lohas Park in Tseung Kwan O and ordered its residents to undergo compulsory coronavirus tests on Monday evening, after a woman living there gave a preliminary positive sample for the L452R mutant strain. The 42-year-old woman was fully inoculated with the BioNTech vaccine....

Govt is closely monitoring Mu variant: health chief

Health Secretary Sophia Chan said on Saturday that officials were closely monitoring the situation involving the Mu variant, but she stressed that Hong Kong had stringent measures in place to prevent the virus from spreading into the community. The SAR had earlier recorded three Covid-19 infections involving the variant, which...

Hong Kong records 17 new Covid cases, all imported

Health authorities on Friday reported 17 new imported Covid-19 cases – 15 of the patients are crew members of a cargo vessel that arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the vessel had come from Indonesia, and all those confirmed with the coronavirus carried...

HK confirms seven new imported Covid infections

Health officials on Tuesday reported seven new Covid-19 infections – all of which were imported cases. Five of them, aged 6 to 34, arrived from Pakistan on a flight operated by Emirates, and among them four were fully vaccinated with the BioNTech jabs. In light of the five cases, health...

Hong Kong records three imported Covid cases

Health officials on Wednesday reported three imported coronavirus cases, all of them infected with the L452R mutant strain. The Centre for Health Protection said one of the patients – a 39-year-old woman from Turkey – had received one dose of the BioTech vaccine earlier, while a 27-year-old man from the...

TIENS Group Initiates Post-Pandemic Forum on Global Health

TIANJIN, China, Aug 6, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – TIENS Group hosted the “One Belt One Road: Health Industry Development Forum for the Post-Pandemic Era” on August 3, 2021. The forum acted as a platform for industry leaders and stakeholders from different sectors to meet up and delve into health industry challenges, addressing them...

COVID-19 travel tests probed by UK competition watchdog

A worker cleans surfaces as a precaution against coronavirus, in the arrivals area of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, Aug 2, 2021. (MATT DURHAM / AP) ADDIS ABABA / NAIROBI / TUNIS / MOGADISHU / LONDON / HAVANA / RIO DE JANEIRO / PARIS / BERLIN / MEXICO CITY / CHICAGO / MOSCOW / KAMPALA...

Govt urged to offer free dental check-ups for elderly

A grassroots organisation on Sunday urged the authorities to provide free dental check-ups for senior citizens, saying many underprivileged elderly couldn’t afford to see a dentist even though they suffered serious toothaches. The Society for Community Organisation (SOCO) said at a press conference that it polled 230 elderly people living...

Thousands protest against COVID-19 health pass in France

Protesters march waving French flags during a demonstration in Paris, France, July 31, 2021. (ADRIENNE SURPRENANT/AP) Thousands of people protested in Paris and other French cities on Saturday against a mandatory coronavirus health pass for entry to a wide array of public venues, introduced by the government as it battles...

HK records zero new Covid infections

Health authorities on Monday reported no new Covid-19 infections – the fifth time this month – after a week of single-digit cases. It's understood there were fewer than five preliminary positive cases. The Centre for Health Protection said a total of 27 cases had been detected over the past 14...

Hong Kong reports one new imported case from the US

Health authorities on Thursday reported one new imported Covid-19 infection. The latest case involves a 49-year-old woman who flew in from the United States on Tuesday. The Centre for Health Protection said the patient carried the L452R mutant strain, but did not show any symptoms. The woman has been fully...

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....