Hong Kong reports four new Covid cases

Health officials on Saturday reported four new imported Covid-19 cases, all fully vaccinated and infected with the L452R mutant strain. The new patients flew in from the UK, Turkey, the US and Indonesia. They include a man who spent time in the UK and Turkey and a woman who stayed...

No Covid cases found after Lam Tin block locked down

No confirmed Covid cases were found after health authorities on Thursday put a residential block in Lam Tin under overnight lockdown because a woman who lives there had tested preliminary positive for a mutant strain of Covid-19. The woman, 28, had left for the United States on November 20 and...

No confirmed cases after overnight lockdown

Health officials said on Monday that no confirmed Covid-19 cases were found after a lockdown in Discovery Bay. It said about 270 residents of Jovial Court in Peninsula Village had been tested as of midnight. The lockdown was triggered on Sunday, after a 23-year-old man returning to Hong Kong tested...

Hong Kong records three imported Covid infections

Health officials reported three new imported Covid-19 cases on Saturday, all of which involved mutant virus strains. One of the patients is a 31-year-old domestic helper from the Philippines, whose infection triggered the overnight lockdown of a building in Happy Valley. About 130 residents were tested and no positive cases...

Hampton Place lockdown ends, no Covid cases found

The lockdown at Hampton Place in Tai Kok Tsui ended at 7 am on Sunday with health officials reporting no Covid cases after testing around 1,400 residents. Towers 1, 2 and 3 were sealed off on Saturday after a Cathay Pacific pilot, who lives in the development, tested preliminary positive...

No cases found in Harbour Pinnacle lockdown

Health authorities on Wednesday lifted the lockdown at the Harbour Pinnacle building in Tsim Sha Tsui at 7 am. Around 300 residents were tested and no Covid cases were found. The lockdown was sparked by fears that an air-crew member - whose job means he is usually quarantine-exempt - may...

Govt orders lockdown of Tsim Sha Tsui building

The government ordered a lockdown for a residential building in Tsim Sha Tsui on Tuesday evening after a person who lives there tested preliminary positive for the L452R mutant strain of the coronavirus. The closure of Harbour Pinnacle on Minden Avenue started at 7pm and is expected to last until...

Covid tests to be stepped up for various groups

People considered to be at a higher risk of catching Covid-19 will have to be tested for the virus more frequently, the government said on Thursday. This includes workers at quarantine facilities, cold stores, container terminals and community testing centres, as well as medical staff at the infection control centre...

HK records two new imported Covid cases

Hong Kong recorded two new imported cases of Covid-19 on Friday. The patients recently arrived from Maldives and the Philippines. Both of them had been double jabbed and were infected with a mutant strain of coronavirus. Meanwhile, the government reminded anyone who was on the cruise ship Spectrum of the...

Spectrum of the Seas cruise grounded for 21 days

A cruise-to-nowhere ship where a staff member tested positive for Covid-19 has been banned from sailing for 21 days after health authorities confirmed the patient to be a re-positive case. The 40-year-old crew member of Spectrum of the Seas, who had tested positive in Malaysia in July, tested positive again...

Cruise trip scrapped over suspected Covid case

Health authorities late on Thursday said they are investigating a suspected re-positive Covid-19 case, involving a male crew member of the cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas, prompting the cancellation of a "cruise-to-nowhere" sailing. The 40-year-old, who is asymptomatic and has been double-vaccinated with Sinovac, was found during regular testing...

No new cases found at Grand Promenade lockdown

The government has ended its lockdown of a residential building in Sai Wan Ho, with no new cases of Covid-19 being being found. Around 830 people were tested. Compulsory testing was ordered after a resident, who had been exempted from hotel quarantine, tested preliminary positive for the disease on Thursday....

Sai Wan Ho block on lockdown over Covid case

The government on Friday ordered an overnight lockdown at a building in Sai Wan Ho after a resident who was exempted from hotel quarantine tested preliminary positive for Covid-19. The resident, 55, works for the Russian consulate and was allowed to serve his quarantine at his home in Tower 1...

Hong Kong reports four imported Covid case

Health officials on Tuesday reported four new Covid-19 infections, all involving patients who had flown into Hong Kong. The patients, aged between 32 and 58, flew in from Indonesia, Russia and the United Kingdom. Two of them are cabin crew members, and all of them were fully vaccinated and asymptomatic....

Hong Kong records 7 imported Covid cases

Health authorities reported seven imported Covid-19 cases on Monday. Two of those who tested positive arrived from Pakistan, two were from the Philippines, and one came from the United States, Kenya, and Montenegro each. All of the patients, aged 25 to 75, were fully vaccinated and asymptomatic. Five tested positive...

Cathay crew member tests positive for Covid overseas

Health officials on Sunday said they were investigating an overseas Covid-19 case involving a cabin crew member who had tested negative before flying out of Hong Kong. The 54-year-old woman, who works for Cathay Pacific, tested positive for coronavirus in Australia on Thursday. She had tested negative in Hong Kong...

Sha Tin lockdown ends, no Covid cases found

Authorities on Friday lifted the lockdown at Golden Glory Court in Sha Tin. As at 1am today, around 400 residents had been tested and no confirmed cases were found. They had sealed off the residential building at the Golden Lion Garden development at about 7pm on Thursday, after one resident...

HK records five imported Covid infections

The Centre for Health Protection on Saturday reported five imported Covid-19 infections, with all of them carrying Covid mutations. The patients arrived from India, the Philippines, Germany and France. All of them had been vaccinated against the coronavirus earlier and were asymptomatic. Three of them, who tested positive after landing...

Hong Kong records four new imported Covid cases

The Centre for Health Protection on Friday reported four new imported Covid-19 cases. The three men and one woman, who returned from the Philippines and Pakistan, were all fully vaccinated. Separately, health authorities ordered residents at block three of Tung Chung's Caribbean Coast phase one to get tested after a...