Observatory issues Amber Rainstorm Warning

The Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal was on Friday morning issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 7:05 a.m. This means that heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 30 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue. There will be flooding in...

P2E Game Drunk Robots Announce Its IDO

Tallinn, Estonia, May 2, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – Drunk Robots is proud to announce its IDO launching. The IDO launches successfully on several launchpads, including Liquidifty and TrustPad, selling out all the allocated $METAL tokens. They were sold out in just 3 minutes a few months ago. Users still can buy $METAL on PancakeSwap and Gate.io, while...

DSE exams to go ahead, special site for the infected

Education Secretary Kevin Yeung said on Monday that the city's university entrance exams will go ahead as scheduled now that the coronavirus outbreak is easing. The Diploma of Secondary Education exam period will start on April 22 and end on May 14. Candidates are required to take Covid rapid antigen...

HKU appoints Wallace Lau as interim dean of medicine

The University of Hong Kong has named Wallace Lau, its chair of rheumatology and clinical immunology, as interim dean of medicine. Lau, who is also a government pandemic adviser, will take up the post on August 1, when outgoing head Gabriel Leung leaves for a senior role at the Hong...

Special DSE arrangements to cater for close contacts

Education Secretary Kevin Yeung said on Thursday that officials are trying to work out a set of special arrangements for students who are close contacts of Covid patients, so that they can take next month's Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exams in a safe manner. Speaking on a radio show,...

Police encourage public to join anti-terrorism drill

Police Commissioner Raymond Siu has called on members of the public to take part in anti-terrorism drills, saying it is important for all sectors of society to play a role. Speaking on an RTHK TV programme, the police chief said apart from conducting drills with other disciplined services, officers also...

Another 300 medics arrive from the mainland

Another team of mainland medics arrived in Hong Kong on Wednesday to take care of Covid patients. The 300-strong team, including doctors and nurses, will mainly help out at the community treatment centre at AsiaWorld-Expo which is run by the Hospital Authority. Chief Executive Carrie Lam expressed her gratitude to...

Stop the fake news about govt’s Covid work: John Lee

Chief Secretary John Lee on Sunday warned that authorities will take action against people who spread rumours about the government's anti-epidemic work. He was commenting on a photo circulating online which claimed that the ceiling of a toilet had collapsed at a community isolation centre. Speaking to reporters after inspecting...

‘Care homes need help to take back Covid patients’

An elderly care home operator on Friday defended the decision of some homes to refuse to take back Covid patients ready to be discharged from hospital, saying accepting them could expose other residents to infection. Grace Li, the chief executive officer of Altru Nursing Home, made the comment on a...

Be more flexible in Covid fight: Tam Yiu-chung

Hong Kong’s sole deputy to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, Tam Yiu-chung, has urged the SAR to be more flexible in its anti-epidemic work as he renewed his call for the Chief Executive election to be postponed in light of the Covid-19 outbreaks. On an RTHK programme on Friday,...

Toughest anti-virus measures yet take effect

Hong Kong's strictest social-distancing rules to date took effect on Thursday, including new restrictions on public and private gatherings. In announcing the curbs on Tuesday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam had stressed stringent measures are needed to protect public health and curb the spread of an Omicron-driven fifth wave of Covid...

Scholz elected to take charge as German chancellor

Olaf Scholz attends a signing ceremony of the coalition agreement to form a government, in Berlin, on Dec 7, 2021. (LIESA JOHANNSSEN-KOPPITZ / BLOOMBERG) Olaf Scholz was approved by Germany’s parliament to become chancellor, clearing the way for the Social Democrat to take charge amid a worsening pandemic crisis and...

Sham Shui Po councillor to decline loyalty oath

A Sham Shui Po district councillor has said he won't join an oath-taking ceremony on Friday for councillors in Kowloon, effectively ending his membership of the body. Lee Man-ho wrote on social media on Thursday that he had decided against taking the loyalty oath, arguing that he was elected by...

Lo Kin-hei urges govt to explain oath requirements

Democratic Party chairman Lo Kin-hei on Thursday called on the government to clarify the requirements to meet the loyalty pledge, after one of the party’s councillors was disqualified for failing to take a valid oath of office. The party’s So Yat-hang was among seven Hong Kong Island district councillors unseated...

HK may prosecute those who turn blind eye to abuse

The Law Reform Commission on Friday proposed making bystanders criminally liable if they do nothing to protect children, the elderly or people with disabilities from serious harm or death. The commission said the move would deal with the problem of "which of you did it" cases, where it can’t be...

Let young children take Sinovac, says govt adviser

The head of a government advisory body on Covid-19 vaccines has proposed allowing children as young as six to take Sinovac jabs. Lau Yu-lung said on Tuesday that this would be among ideas for discussion at a meeting of the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases next week. Currently in...