No justification for restricting arrivals: Cowling

University of Hong Kong epidemiologist Benjamin Cowling says he sees no justification for maintaining restrictions on people arriving in Hong Kong as officials prepare to allow overseas visitors into the SAR from Sunday. Speaking on RTHK's Hong Kong Today programme on Monday, Cowling, from HKU's School of Public Health, said...

CE calls halving of flight suspensions ‘streamlining’

The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, has described the move to halve the specific flight suspension for airlines carrying passengers infected with Covid-19 to a week as "streamlining." From Friday, the bans will be triggered only if three passengers on a flight into Hong Kong subsequently test positive or there are...

Officials may call app users for tests or quarantine

Health authorities may in future call up people who need to be tested for Covid-19 or sent into quarantine using contact information provided in the LeaveHomeSafe app. Secretary for Innovation and Technology Alfred Sit said on Monday that operators of regulated premises will soon use a device to scan a...

Bus plunges into hole at Tseung Kwan O depot

A Kowloon Motor Bus Company bus plunged into a hole that opened up at a depot in Tseung Kwan O early on Thursday morning. The rear of the double decker plunged into the five-metre-deep hole, while the front was lifted above the ground. Another bus nearby also tilted. No one...

HK records 17 new Covid-19 cases

Hong Kong reported 17 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 16 of them imported and the other classified as a possibly import-related case. The Centre for Health Protection said the possible case was an airport ground crew staff member who lives in Grandeur Terrace in Tin Shui Wai, where there was...

Motorcyclist dies after crash on Shek O Road

A man died on Sunday morning after he apparently lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a private car in the opposite lane on Shek O Road. Police said the two vehicles caught fire, and both blazes were put out by firefighters. The 25-year-old motorcyclist was rushed to the...

Infected Cathay pilots out after ‘serious breach’

Cathay Pacific said on Thursday that three cargo pilots who sparked a mass quarantine exercise after they returned from Germany infected with Covid-19 no longer work for the company. The airline said an internal investigation had found "a serious breach" of overseas layover requirements, but the company did not elaborate...

Ni Hsin Ventures into Fifth-Party Logistics (5PL)

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Ni Hsin Ecologistics Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bursa Malaysia Main Market-listed Ni Hsin Group Berhad (formerly known as Ni Hsin Resources Berhad) ("Ni Hsin"), has today entered into an Investment Agreement for the acquisition of a...

Mandatory annuity proposal met with reservations

Unionist Bill Tang has expressed reservations over a suggestion by Labour Secretary Law Chi-kwong for people to transfer their mandatory provident fund savings into an annuity plan, saying this would not benefit grassroots workers. Law raised the idea in an interview with Sing Tao Daily, saying the government should study...

Tunisian president says he will not become a dictator

In a photo taken from the television station of President Kais Saied, Presidnet Saied announces, the dissolution of parliament and Prime Minister Mechichi's government on July 25, 2021 at Carthage Palace after a day of nationwide protest. (TUNISIA - POLITICS - DEMONSTRATION - GOVERNMENT) TUNIS - Tunisia's president promised on...