CE accepts proposed pay rises for political officials

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has accepted recommendations from an independent commission to increase the salaries of politically appointed officials by around 2.6 percent from July 1. The government introduced a pay freeze for principal officials, including secretaries, undersecretaries and political assistants, in 2020 and 2021 as it sought to deal...

Rapid tests to cut airport wait times from Monday

Inbound travellers will no long longer have to face long waits for Covid test results at the airport when a rapid test is introduced on Monday. Health officials on Friday said on top of a PCR test on arrival, passengers will also be asked to take a rapid antigen test....

Online platform for overseas jab records to return

The government said on Thursday that it was preparing to reopen an online platform for people to register their non-local vaccinations, ahead of the extension of its vaccine pass scheme at the end of the month. The administration also announced that the 18 post offices across the SAR at which...

Response to employment subsidy ‘enthusiastic’

Labour secretary Law Chi-kwong on Saturday said the response to a new round of government employment subsidy has been enthusiastic, with close to 50,000 employers having submitted their applications on the first day. Under the scheme, eligible businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic can claim up to $8,000 dollars a...

Head Games migrates from BSC To Avax

Brighton, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) -- The Head Games team is happy to inform the community regarding its migrating from BSC to Avax. And also to update about its crypto gaming ecosystem where players can choose from an impressive list of exciting games to play. The team...

FinLocker Releases Web v3.0 with Improved Ability to Accelerate Consumer Mortgage Readiness and Increase Conversion for Mortgage Lenders

Upgraded FinLocker product experience features streamlined navigation, clear visualizations, and a refreshed design to provide consumers with an enhanced homeownership journey.ST. LOUIS, MO, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) -- FinLocker, a leader of digital, consumer-permissioned personal financial assistance tools that deliver hyper-personalized journeys, has released a significantly updated...

Public exam candidates wake early for rapid tests

Long lines of students formed outside schools on Friday morning as they were hustled to comply with special anti-Covid measures put in place for this year’s university entrance exams. On the first day of the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) examination, about 46,700 pupils sat the English exam. Before they...

Expert expects more pupils to come down with Covid

A leading microbiologist, Ho Pak-leung, said on Wednesday that he expects schoolchildren to eventually account for one in ten Covid-19 infections in Hong Kong, after the full resumption of in-person classes next month. When some primary schools reopened on Tuesday, 14 pupils tested positive through rapid tests, and Ho said...

BioNTech centres for children to extend hours

The government says it is extending the opening hours of four community vaccination centres designated for children on weekends and public holiday. The four vaccination centres at Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, Hong Kong Children's Hospital, Yuen Chau Kok Sports Centre and Tsuen Wan Sports Centre only administer the BioNTech Covid...

PropChain Pitches an Inclusive Approach to Real Estate Investment Highlighting Leading Blockchain Technology

Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2022 - (SEAPRWire) - In what could very well be the latest technological revolution on the PropTech scene, PropChain has announced the launch of its decentralized, ledger-based real estate marketplace, operational across every continent. PropChain is quickly approaching the launch of their state-of-the-art marketplace infrastructure. Built on an...

School resumption plan may fall apart, says principal

Legislator and secondary school principal Tang Fei on Thursday warned that the government’s plan to resume face-to-face classes after the Easter holiday could “fall apart” if students can’t meet the conditions required to enter schools. All pupils will have to take daily rapid Covid tests and only those with a...

470k seek government’s unemployment subsidy

The government on Wednesday said 470,000 people have applied for a $10,000 subsidy for those who've recently lost their jobs due to the Covid epidemic. Authorities had in February anticipated that there would be 300,000 applicants. The head of the government's Policy innovation and Coordination Office, Doris Ho, told RTHK...

Govt can handle the mass self-test exercise: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that the government can handle it even if a large number of Covid-19 cases are found in the upcoming territory-wide self-test exercise, adding that people who test positive will be allowed to isolate at home as long as their living environment is considered...

Grave sweepers mark Ching Ming amid Covid curbs

People headed to cemeteries to pay respect to their ancestors on the traditional tomb sweeping day of Ching Ming Festival, as a two-person, anti-Covid gathering restriction remains in effect. There appeared to be fewer people at the Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery on Tuesday morning, compared to previous years....