Vaccination rate drops to worrying level: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that the number of people taking the coronavirus jabs recently has dropped to a “worrying” level, as she again urged people to get vaccinated as soon as possible if they want to have quarantine-free travel to the mainland. Speaking at a question and...

New virus variant found in S. Africa has concerning mutations

A healthcare worker checks the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 jabs which are ready to be administered inside a Transvaco vaccine train stationed at the Springs Train Station outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Aug 25, 2021. (PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP) ADDIS ABABA / TUNIS / DAR ES SALAAM / ATHENS / BERLIN / RABAT / LONDON...

Govt dismisses lawmakers’ call for more PE in schools

The Education Bureau has rejected calls by lawmakers for schools to set aside more time for physical education lessons. At a home affairs panel meeting on Friday, councillors said more time spent on PE could help improve sport development in Hong Kong. The DAB's Vincent Cheng said having just two...

Scholar urges govt to hand out more spending vouchers

A business lecturer from Chinese University said on Monday that he believes the government is financially capable of handing out more spending vouchers, but it should consider tweaking the arrangement to encourage people to spend some of their own money too. The current electronic voucher programme cost the government HK$36...

NIKE (NYSE: NKE) apologized for discriminating against consumers in Kunming, China

New York, NY / TickerInsider / August 22, 2021 /  Recently, the “NIKE public apology for discrimination against consumers” on the Internet hot, sparking widespread concern in China.—NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE)Trade Date: 2021-08-20Open: $166.27, Close: $167.79, Low: $165.43, High: $168.01, Change: $1.52Country: US, Currency: USD, Industry: Footwear & Accessories, SectorConsumer Cyclical—...

NEC to host NEC Visionary Week 2021

TOKYO, Aug 16, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the Global Program for NEC Visionary Week 2021, an online annual event taking place from September 16 to 17, 2021. During the event, NEC will present a shared vision of the future that...

Ivory Coast confirms first Ebola outbreak in more than 25 years

This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. (HANDOUT / CDC / Cynthia Goldsmith / AFP) Ivory Coast health authorities have confirmed the country’s first Ebola...

Eatery staff to be subject to more frequent testing

The government on Friday announced it is tightening testing arrangements for staff who work at restaurants under the Type B mode of operation, saying those who're unvaccinated need to undergo testing every seven days, instead of every two weeks. Restaurants that operate under this category are currently allowed to stay...

Man taken to hospital after getting two jabs at once

An infectious disease specialist said on Thursday that a man who was mistakenly given two Covid-19 jabs on the same day might experience more side effects than usual, but his condition should not be too worrying. The Department of Health said the man, 66, had been admitted to hospital after...

Don’t expand the elite system: Sports Institute head

The chairman of the Sports Institute, Lam Tai-fai, has expressed reservations about expanding the elite training system to cover more sports, saying this could affect the quality of top-notch athletes. Following Hong Kong’s best ever performance at the Tokyo Olympics, there are growing calls for the government to review the...

‘Open up booking-free jabs to more people’

The head of a vaccination centre said on Thursday he hopes more people would be allowed to take advantage of a scheme offering Covid jabs without a booking. Samuel Kwok, the medical director of the clinic at Kwun Chung Sports Centre in Jordan, said all 200 walk-in slots were filled...

PTU’s demise sparks educators’ shock and concern

Members of the education profession expressed shock over the disbandment of the Professional Teachers' Union on Tuesday, with some saying they're worried no unions would voice out for them anymore. After the union's announcement, crowds flocked to the group's centres in Mong Kok and Causeway Bay – which also sell...