Almost 90 percent have now had at least two jabs

Almost 90 percent of Hongkongers aged three and above have now had at least two Covid jabs and more than half of residents over 12 have also had a booster, the government said on Sunday. Civil Service Secretary Patrick Nip, who's in charge of the SAR's vaccination drive, said a...

Hong Kong reaches 80 percent vaccine takeup

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Sunday the vaccination drive had achieved a significant milestone, with more than 80 percent of eligible people in the SAR having received at least one Covid-19 jab. The percentage translates as around 5.4 million individuals. It excludes children aged between five and 11 who...

Govt to require its workers to get vaccinated

Government workers have to get at least a shot of Covid-19 vaccine, or they will be required to get tested every two weeks starting from Monday, according to an internal notice seen by civil servant groups. From September 1 onwards, those who have not taken at least a dose of...

At least 57 illegal migrants drown off Libyan coast

This photo provided by the International Organization for Migration shows migrants from four boats being returned to the shore in Tripoli, Libya, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (PHOTO / AFP) TRIPOLI - At least 57 illegal migrants drowned off the Libyan coast on Monday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said....

Promenade visitors ordered to take Covid tests

Anyone who has spent at least an hour on the Central section of the Central and Western District Promenade on either of two Sundays in May has been ordered to take a Covid-19 test, in the latest round of compulsory testing notices. The testing order covers visitors on May 9...

At least one dead in a fire at Wong Tau Hom

At least one dead in a fire at Wong Tau Hom A 60-year-old woman has died, and an 80-year-old woman has been hospitalised, in a fire at Ka Keung Court in Wong Tau Hom. About 90 people were evacuated, after the blaze broke out at about 3 o'clock on Sunday...