‘Hundreds of public flats empty and going to waste’

A concern group on Sunday complained that almost 900 public flats across the city are sitting empty when they could be used to house people with no place of their own. The group, an alliance focused on transitional homes policies, said it came up with the figure after combing through...

Health chief joins nation’s delegation for WHO talks

Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan on Sunday joined the World Health Organisation's annual World Health Assembly, saying she hopes to learn more about global public health issues including the fight against Covid-19. Chan is participating in the event via video conference as a member of the Chinese delegation....

Average wait for public housing rises to 6.1 years

The Housing Department said on Thursday the average waiting time for a public housing flat reached 6.1 years at the end of March – the longest since 1999. That's up from 6 years in the previous quarter. And the average wait for elderly people living alone is 4.1 years, up...

Policemen charged with misconduct in public office

The ICAC on Thursday charged four policemen with misconduct in public office for allegedly making up records about a house search as part of a drug trafficking probe in 2018. The accused, aged between 31 and 45, have been released on ICAC bail and are due to appear in Tuen...

‘Allowing gatherings for CE hopefuls well-justified’

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Sunday defended the government's decision to exempt CE hopefuls from the ban on public gatherings. The government announced on Saturday evening that those who have publicly declared their intention to run for office are permitted to conduct indoor election-related gatherings with members of the Election...

Kronos DAO Announces Public Sale Date

Rome, Italy, March 24, 2022- (SEAPRWire) – Kronos DAO, the next evolution of reserve currency protocol, has announced its public sale date. Scheduled for March 28th, 2022, the public sale will be a good opportunity for prospective token holders to participate in the project. In addition to a public token sale,...

Our hands are tied too: private hospitals

The head of the Private Hospitals Association, William Ho, said on Wednesday that private hospitals are already trying their very best to help ease the burden of the Hospital Authority by offering as many beds as they possibly can to take in non-Covid, public patients. He made the comment on...

‘Public transport will still run during mass testing’

Transport secretary Frank Chan said on Monday that there will not be a complete halt of public transport services during the upcoming citywide Covid testing exercise. Speaking on a radio show, Chan said public transport is crucial to many people who need to travel to work to provide essential services,...

‘Public transport running fine despite service cuts’

Transport Secretary Frank Chan has brushed off concerns of large-scale suspensions of public transport, after various operators cut services amid the Covid outbreak. Recently, the MTR Corporation has reduced its services and many bus routes have been suspended, due to a shortage of staff and a sharp drop in passenger...

‘Private hospitals have done infected patients wrong’

Top microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung says private hospitals have done some patients wrong by transferring them to public hospitals because they tested positive for Covid. The Hospital Authority said on Wednesday that 60 kidney patients who had been receiving dialysis at private hospitals were transferred to public hospitals after their Covid...

Hong Kong adds 55,353 new Covid cases

New coronavirus cases in Hong Kong on Wednesday reached another record high at 55,353, with health authorities saying large freezer containers will be set up at public hospitals to store dead bodies as mortuaries are reaching capacity. The latest daily Covid-19 tally is a 70 percent jump from the 32,597...

Mortuaries under pressure as HK hits new Covid record

Health officials said on Sunday that the bodies of some Covid patients remained at public hospitals because mortuaries were close to full capacity. The bottleneck formed as Hong Kong reported another daily record for new coronavirus cases, with the tally coming in at 26,026 and 83 deaths. All but seven...

Ma On Shan public housing block under lockdown

The government on Tuesday locked down a public housing block in Ma On Shan after finding suspected Covid patients there and the virus in sewage samples taken from the building. Residents and recent visitors of Heng Fung House at Heng On Estate must get tested and stay at home. The...