‘Despicable to lure wild pigs with food to kill them’

An animal welfare advocate has criticised the authorities for using bread to lure wild boars in an operation to capture and kill them, but the government said the tactic was adopted to make sure everyone was safe. Officers from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) on Wednesday night used...

Reach out to people for Covid booster shots: expert

University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said on Thursday that the government should actively contact people eligible for a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccines to make sure they know booster shots are now available. Speaking on an RTHK programme, Ho said people may not know whether they belong...

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...

HK records four imported Covid cases

The Centre for Health Protection on Thursday reported four additional Covid-19 cases, all of them linked to overseas travel. The patients, aged between 19 and 54, arrived from the UK, Russia and Indonesia. The three women and one man did not show any symptoms, officials said. Hong Kong has so...

Over 740 people awarded in this year’s Honours List

Seven people were awarded on Thursday the Grand Bauhinia Medal - the top prize in the government's Honours List this year. The highest award went to Chief Justice Andrew Cheung, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng, Executive Councillors Regina Ip and Chow Chung-kong, the chairman of the Kowloon Federation of Associations,...

Vaccination assessment service offer for HA patients

Patients registered with the Hospital Authority (HA) can make an appointment to be assessed for their suitability for Covid-19 vaccination starting from June 25, rather than having to wait for their next routine appointment. Patients will be able to book two to three days in advance, by calling the general...

HK records two new Covid cases, both from overseas

Health officials reported two new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, with both patients believed to have brought the virus into Hong Kong with them from abroad. A 52-year-old man who flew in from Mauritania on Sunday was found to have the virus while in quarantine at a hotel in Tai Kok...

Untraceable case snaps Hong Kong’s 38-day streak

Hong Kong’s 38-day streak without an untraceable Covid-19 case was snapped on Tuesday, as health officials confirmed the infection of a 35-year-old police constable. The Centre for Health Protection said the officer, who lives in Yau Tong and is based out of the force’s Wan Chai headquarters, started feeling unwell...

All gym staff ordered to get tested for Covid

All gym staff ordered to get tested for Covid Wendy Wong reports Authorities on Friday ordered all gym workers in Hong Kong to get tested for Covid by Sunday. A major coronavirus outbreak at a gym in Sai Ying Pun worsened on Friday, with 47 more customers and their close...