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...

Covid takes toll on carers’ mental health: survey

A survey has found that half people who have had to tend to elderly family members amid this wave of Covid-19 infections have shown signs of moderate to severe depression. The poll, commissioned by the Hong Kong Christian Service, interviewed 287 family caregivers – with 20 percent of them aged...

‘Mask-free concession won’t apply for most gyms’

Less than one in five local gyms will have enough resources to install required ventilation equipment to allow patrons to exercise mask-free when they reopen on Thursday, a fitness analyst said on Wednesday. Gyms are among the venues being allowed to reopen on Thursday after being ordered shut for the...

HK reports 259 new Covid cases, new cluster emerges

Health authorities on Sunday said they recorded 259 new Covid infections, as officials reported a new cluster had emerged. Officials said nine people who visited a private kitchen in Shing Yip industrial building in Kwun Tong on May 9 have come down with the disease. The Centre for Health Protection's...

Twelve percent of workers sexually harassed: EOC

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) said on Thursday that a survey it conducted suggests one in eight people have been sexually harassed at work in the past two years. In what it called the first sizeable poll of its kind, the equality watchdog said it interviewed more than 5,000 adults...

Fossils dating back millions of years found in HK

Researchers from the University of Hong Kong say they have made a significant discovery of fossils dating back millions of years to the Devonian, Permian and Jurassic periods. They say the finds in Plover Cove, Sai Kung and Centre Island involve ammonite, trace and ostracod fossils and two of them...

Businesses fear long wait for border opening

A business representative on Wednesday said he fears it could be anything from a few weeks to a few years before quarantine-free travel between Hong Kong and the mainland resumes. Speaking on RTHK's Hong Kong Today programme, Danny Lau, the honorary chairman of the Small and Medium Enterprises Association, said...

Covid cases steady; CHP says no school outbreak

The number of new Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong remained steady on Friday, with health authorities reporting 324 infections, three more than the day before. Of the new cases, 144 were identified by PCR tests and 180 took self-tests. Albert Au from the Centre for Health Protection said 23 of...

P2E Game Drunk Robots Announce Its IDO

Tallinn, Estonia, May 2, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – Drunk Robots is proud to announce its IDO launching. The IDO launches successfully on several launchpads, including Liquidifty and TrustPad, selling out all the allocated $METAL tokens. They were sold out in just 3 minutes a few months ago. Users still can buy $METAL on PancakeSwap and Gate.io, while...

Three more arrested over Tin Shui Wai murder

Police say they have arrested three more people in connection with the murder of a woman in Tin Shui Wai. The two men and a woman, aged between 27 and 31, were arrested early on Saturday on suspicion of preventing the lawful burial of a body. They were renting and...

Police probe suspected murder in Tin Shui Wai

Police said on Saturday that they're treating the death of a 30-year-old woman in Tin Shui Wai as murder. They said they received a report at about 6am on Friday that a man was dragging an object outside 70 Tin Ha Road. They said they found a 25-year-old man with...

Two arrested over alleged calls to attack officials

Police on Thursday said they had arrested two men on suspicion of posting online messages inciting people to assault top government officials. The force didn't reveal which officials the pair are accused of targeting, citing an ongoing investigation. Officers said the two suspects, a 32-year-old funeral director and a 61-year-old...

Worker dies in Tai Po scaffolding collapse

A worker has died and another was injured after a bamboo scaffold they were constructing outside a Tai Po villa suddenly collpased, sending them plunging three metres to the ground. The Labour Department says it's investigating the case and ordered an immediate halt to work at the site. "We commenced...

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...

Covid arrangements to be put in place for DSE exams

Authorities say at least six students will be taking their university entrance exam in a quarantine camp, and special arrangements will be put in place to facilitate the process. Four of them are infected with Covid and two are being observed, according to the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority...

Hong Kong logs 668 new Covid cases

Health officials said on Wednesday that Hong Kong’s Covid situation has entered “a stable level” in recent days as they reported 668 new cases for the day. Among the new infections, 13 were imported. "So far, we do not see an obvious trend of upsurge, but we will closely monitor...

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...

Reopening businesses to observe Covid rules

Businesses shuttered during the fifth wave of the pandemic have been preparing to reopen on Thursday, since they were forced to close from January. Venues such as gyms cinemas and beauty parlours will still have to observe rules, such as mask-wearing, the vaccine mandate and social distancing. A boutique fitness...