Treatment of refugees shows European bias

Double standards exposed in attitude to Ukrainian, African migrants, official says A girl cries as migrants are rescued by crew members of the Abeille Languedoc ship after its generator broke down in the waters. They were trying to cross the English Channel illegally to Britain, off the coast of northern...

Private kitchen cluster looking suspicious: officials

Health officials on Tuesday said they are looking into whether some people linked to a Covid cluster have deliberately misled them, saying the patients' accounts of why they had a visited a private kitchen in Kwun Tong didn't make sense. Twenty infected people have now been linked to the private...

HK reports 363 new Covid infections

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on Saturday reported 363 new Covid infections – similar to the figure from the previous day. Of the new cases, 190 were confirmed via PCR tests and 173 through rapid antigen tests. There were 25 imported cases and 10 newly reported deaths. At a...

YouTube terminates John Lee’s campaign channel

Chief Executive candidate John Lee on Wednesday denounced a move by US internet giant Google to shut down his campaign channel on YouTube. His campaign team was told by Google, YouTube's parent company, that the channel was terminated in accordance with sanctions by the United States government. Lee described these...

Lei Tung Estate block under Covid lockdown

The government on Sunday locked down a housing block in Lei Tung Estate in Ap Lei Chau, having considered factors such as the viral load in sewage and information on positive cases there. Residents of Tung Yat House and visitors who've recently been there for more than two hours must...

Overnight lockdowns found 26 Covid infections

Authorities on Friday detected 26 Covid infections after locking down two buildings in Tuen Mun and Kowloon Bay. Among them, 25 positive cases were found after 1,429 residents from Ting Hong House in On Ting Estate were tested, while there were 14 indeterminate results. The other positive case was found...

Daily Covid infections fall to just over 8,000

Hong Kong health officials on Sunday reported 8,037 Covid cases. That's down from 8,841 recorded on Saturday - and the second day in a row the tally has stayed below five digits. Of the new infections, 3,555 were confirmed via PCR tests and 4,487 were reported on the rapid test...

Covid tally below 20,000 second day in a row

Health officials reported 14,149 new Covid-19 infections on Sunday, the second straight day the tally was below the 20,000-threshold in the past three weeks. Among the latest cases, 8,273 were reported by people who took rapid tests and 5,876 were confirmed via PCR tests. All but four were local cases....

Hong Kong logs 29,381 new Covid cases

Health authorities on Friday reported 29,381 new Covid-19 infections and almost 300 deaths, but said there appear to be signs that Hong Kong's outbreak is now under control. Officials said 18,888 of the new infections were confirmed by laboratories after PCR tests, while 10,493 were reported by people who took...

Omicron outbreak in HK may have peaked, says CHP

Health officials on Thursday said this wave of Covid-19 outbreak had seemingly peaked, as they reported 31,402 new cases for the day. The Centre of Health Protection said 24,390 of the new infections were confirmed in laboratories using PCR tests, while 7,012 cases were reported by patients who tested positive...

John Lee hails ‘miraculous’ new isolation facility

Chief Secretary John Lee on Tuesday hailed the speedy, seven-day construction of a new isolation facility in Tsing Yi as "miraculous", as the centre began admitting people with Covid-19 who have no or only mild symptoms. The site is the first of a number that Beijing is helping to build...

Overnight lockdown operations find over 600 cases

Health authorities have discovered more than 600 preliminary positive Covid infections following an overnight lockdown of two Kwun Tong public housing blocks and another building in Tseung Kwan O. Sau Wah House at Sau Mau Ping Estate was cordoned off on Friday afternoon, after sewage samples there were found to...

HK needs to learn humbly from the mainland: Tam

Hong Kong's sole deputy to the National People's Congress Standing Committee, Tam Yiu-chung, has called on the SAR government and all civil servants to “learn humbly” from the mainland when it comes to areas like making plans for a mandatory, territory-wide testing scheme. In an article published on the mainland’s...