Post-vaccination antibody tests unnecessary: experts

Medical experts have told RTHK that it is unnecessary for the general public who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 to measure their immunity level by purchasing antibody tests – calling them a waste of money and warning that the results could be misleading. So-called vaccine efficacy tests can cost up...

Covid tests increased for mainland and Macau arrivals

The government says from Thursday Hong Kong people returning to Hong Kong from the mainland or Macau will now have to undergo more testing. The move follows an increase in Covid cases in Guangdong province. In a statement, the Food and Health Department said people arriving under the Return2HK Scheme,...

No cases found in Tai Kok Tsui lockdown

An overnight "ambush-style" lockdown at a residential block in Tai Kok Tsui found no new Covid-19 cases from 760 tests, officials said as they began lifting the measures on Monday morning. The testing operation was ordered on Sunday for Tower 6 of Island Harbourview after a 46 year-old domestic helper...

HK marks sixth day without an untraceable case

The Centre for Health Protection reported two imported coronavirus cases on Thursday, and one local infection linked to a previous patient. It marked the sixth consecutive day without an untraceable local infection. One of the imported cases involved a 43-year-old man who flew to France on May 6 and came...

Experts back halt on BGI’s mobile stations

Medical experts have backed the government's move to stop private laboratory BGI from running mobile testing stations until investigations into its procedures and the accuracy of sample-taking are complete, following several apparent blunders. The mainland firm had failed to detect a patient infected with a highly infectious mutated strain of...

Arrested man tests positive for Covid

Arrested man tests positive for Covid Health officials have ordered sixteen people arrested over illegal assembly in Kwun Tong on Friday night to go into quarantine, after a man among the group tested positive for Covid-19. The 26 year-old Pakistani national was the only patient with no clear source of...

‘Ambush-style’ Covid tests return in San Po Kong

'Ambush-style' Covid tests return in San Po Kong Parts of San Po Kong were sealed off on Tuesday evening as the government imposed its first ambush-style coronavirus lockdown in the Year of the Ox. Effective from 8.30pm, residents of Cambridge Building on 6-24A Kam Wing Street, and Tong Seng Mansion...