Covid outbreak found at Sheung Wan restaurant

Health authorities on Friday reported a coronavirus cluster involving a restaurant in Sheung Wan in which at least 30 people have come down with the virus. Officials said those infected include 29 customers who dined at Sky Cuisine between 6pm and 11pm on May 7, and one member of staff....

Covid cases steady; CHP says no school outbreak

The number of new Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong remained steady on Friday, with health authorities reporting 324 infections, three more than the day before. Of the new cases, 144 were identified by PCR tests and 180 took self-tests. Albert Au from the Centre for Health Protection said 23 of...

Three more arrested over Tin Shui Wai murder

Police say they have arrested three more people in connection with the murder of a woman in Tin Shui Wai. The two men and a woman, aged between 27 and 31, were arrested early on Saturday on suspicion of preventing the lawful burial of a body. They were renting and...

Home prices should be kept stable, says John Lee

Hong Kong's sole chief executive nominee John Lee said on Saturday that he wants to keep home prices steady after he is elected to the top job, because he believed this was best for Hong Kong's development. Lee was speaking at a live-televised forum hosted by local media outlets on...

‘Scrap salary cap for jobless subsidy’

Unionists on Monday called on the government to allow people who used to earn more than HK$30,000 per month to apply for its jobless subsidy. To be eligible for the one-off HK$10,000 subsidy, one must have worked for at least a month from October to December last year, earning between...

Self-tests help find more asymptomatic cases: CHP

Health authorities said on Saturday that an increase in new coronavirus cases detected through self-tests showed that people had heeded the government's calls to test themselves, but gave reassurances that daily infections are still trending downwards. It came as the territory reported a slight jump in new Covid infections to...

Four residential blocks put under lockdown

Four residential blocks in Kwun Tong, Aberdeen, Sham Shui Po and Tsuen Wan have been sealed off for overnight testing after their sewage samples tested positive for the coronavirus. Officials said there could be infected people without symptoms in Tsui Yue House of Tsui Ping (North) Estate, Lei Chak House...

New Covid cases fall to three-week low of 16,597

Health authorities on Saturday reported 16,597 new Covid-19 infections – a three-week low and 3,485 cases fewer than the day before. Of the new cases, 7,528 were detected by PCR tests, while 9,069 were reported by people who took rapid tests themselves. There were 14 imported cases, including 13 who...

Crematoriums to remain open on Ching Ming Festival

The government said on Friday it is addressing a pressing need for cremation services in the city, as it continues to tackle a shortage of coffins. In a statement, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said all government crematoriums will remain open on April 5 – the Ching Ming...

Act now to ease burden on emergency rooms: expert

A clinical virologist from the University of Hong Kong, Siddharth Sridhar, on Wednesday urged authorities to ease the burden of emergency medical services, suggesting that medical staff could be sent to care homes to care for elderly Covid patients. The expert said more should be done to ease the pressure...

HK reports more than 30,000 new Covid cases

Health authorities on Tuesday recorded 30,493 new coronavirus cases and 291 Covid-related deaths. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said 28,475 infections had been confirmed by PCR tests. It said 14,715 people had notified the authorities that they tested positive for Covid-19 in self-administered rapid antigen tests, but only 2,018...

Govt urged to give more help for sexual abuse victims

An NGO has called on the government to devote more resources for the long-term support of sexual abuse victims, saying the pandemic had made it more difficult for them to seek help. RainLily also reported a rise in requests for assistance in recent months. The organisation said on Tuesday that...