Russian cruiser Moskva remains buoyant after blast

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows cruiser Moskva in port Sevastopol in Crimea on April 7, 2022. (SATELLITE IMAGE ©2022 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES VIA AP) MOSCOW/WASHINGTON/KYIV/HELSINKI/UNITED NATIONS – Russia on Thursday said the flagship of its Black Sea fleet, the Moskva missile cruiser, remains buoyant though damaged in an...

Officials act to step up coffin supplies

The government on Wednesday said it had moved to address a shortage of coffins. This come as local suppliers say they have had difficulties in getting coffins delivered, due to the Covid situation both here and on the mainland. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Food and Environmental Hygiene...

CE ‘sorry’ about long wait for testing, quarantine

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that she is "deeply sorry and anxious" about the long wait people have to endure before they can get tested, or enter isolation facilities after they test positive for the virus. Writing on her Facebook page, Lam said her administration, the Hospital Authority...

Restaurants ‘face $8 billion hit’ if rules stay

A restaurant industry leader warned on Wednesday that the sector faces missing out in $8 billion of business if the government extends restrictions, including a ban on evening dine-in services, through the crucial Lunar New Year period. Simon Wong, who heads the Federation of Restaurants, told RTHK's Newswrap programme that...

Omicron found in man stuck at HK airport for days

Hong Kong on Wednesday reported its fourth case of the new Omicron Covid variant, involving a traveller who spent days stuck at the airport here. Health officials said the man, 38, arrived in Hong Kong from Qatar on flight QR818 on November 24 for transit. He had travelled from Papua...

‘1940s technology won’t solve parking woes’

A transport journalist says he's "disappointed" with the government's new automated parking system in Tsuen Wan, calling it old-fashioned, and pointing out that there are no charging points for electric vehicles or any connection to a smart city network. The car park opens in Tsuen Wan on Thursday and provides...