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Hong Kong reports 140 new Covid-19 cases
Hong Kong, Jan 24 (IANS) Hong Kong reported 140 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 13,286, according to data from the Center for Health Protection.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Hong Kong reports 26 new Covid-19 cases
Hong Kong, Jan 23 (IANS) Hong Kong reported 26 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 13,146, according to data from the Center for Health Protection.
2022-01-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
HK to suspend in-person classes for secondary schools
Hong Kong, Jan 21 (IANS) All in-person classes of secondary schools in Hong Kong will be suspended no later than January 24 until the Chinese New Year holidays after several Covid-19 cases were detected, the city's Education Bureau (EDB) announced.
2022-01-21
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
2 ex-Cathay Pacific flight attendants arrested for violating Covid rules
Hong Kong, Jan 18 (IANS) Two former Cathay Pacific flight attendants were arrested and charged with violating local anti-Covid-19 pandemic rules, police here said on Tuesday.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
HK extends anti-pandemic measures for 14 more days
Hong Kong, Jan 15 (IANS) The current anti-Covid pandemic measures in Hong kOng will be extended for 14 more days until February 3, the city's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong to suspend flight transits from over 100 countries, regions due to Omicron variant
Hong Kong, Jan 15 (IANS) The Airport Authority Hong Kong has said that Hong Kong will ban the transit of flight passengers from more than 100 countries and regions from Sunday until February 15 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Politics
Anti-pandemic, national security key emphases in next year's work: HK Chief Executive
Hong Kong, Dec 31 (IANS) Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) , recalled 2021 as a year of Hong Kong further blending in the national development plan, and laid out the emphases of work for the HKSAR government in 2022.
2021-12-31
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong police make record ketamine seizure
Hong Kong, Dec 26 (IANS) Hong Kong police said that they have seized about 1.27 tonnes of ketamine, the largest seizure of the drug on record, and arrested four suspects, including an Indian.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Third dose of Sinovac vax insufficient against omicron: Study
Hong Kong, Dec 26 (IANS) Contradicting the vaccine maker's pronouncement, a new study has found that a third dose of Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine does not provide sufficient protection against the Omicron variant.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Hong Kong,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Omicron grows 70x faster than Delta in lungs but is less severe
Hong Kong, Dec 16 (IANS) The hyper mutated Omicron Covid-19 variant infects and multiplies 70 times faster than the Delta variant and the original SARS-CoV-2 in human lungs, according to a study.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,National
HK media mogul Jimmy Lai convicted for illegal assembly
Hong Kong, Dec 9 (IANS) Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai and two others were on Thursday convicted for their involvement in an illegal assembly in Victoria Park last year.
2021-12-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Border bans due to Omicron variant 'too late': Scientists
Hong Kong, Dec 5 (IANS) While more than 50 countries have stepped up border controls in the wake of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, but scientists say travel restrictions have come too late and could even slow studies of the new super mutant.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
HK to tighten boarding requirements for 8 S.Africa countries
Hong Kong, Nov 27 (IANS) The Hong Kong government has announced that the boarding and quarantine requirements for those arriving from eight countries in southern Africa will be tightened from Saturday.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Hong Kong hosts 1st Asia Summit on Global Health
Hong Kong, Nov 25 (IANS) The first Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) has opened at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center under the theme of "Shaping a Resilient and Sustainable Future".
2021-11-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Politics
5.6-magnitude quake hits 298 km SW of Bluff, New Zealand: USGS
Hong Kong, Nov 5 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 jolted 298 km South-west of Bluff, New Zealand, at 16:36:53 GMT on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.
2021-11-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HK to invest $30.8bn on climate change mitigation
Hong Kong, Oct 9 (IANS) The Hong Kong government has announced that it will invest about HK$240 billion ($30.8 billion) in the next 15 to 20 years to take forward various measures on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Amended national flag, emblem bill comes into effect in HK
Hong Kong, Oct 9 (IANS) The National Flag and National Emblem (Amendment) Ordinance was published in the Gazette and came into effect in Hong Kong.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK begins 1st polls after improvements to electoral system
Hong Kong, Sep 19 (IANS) The 2021 Election Committee's subsector ordinary polls in Hong Kong started on Sunday, the first election after the improvements to Hong Kong's electoral system earlier this year.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Google gave some users' data to HK authorities in 2020: Report
Hong Kong, Sep 12 (IANS) Tech giant Google has reportedly provided some users' data to the Hong Kong government last year, despite promising it would not process such data requests from authorities, the media reported.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology,Politics
Liaison Office supports HK police in strictly enforcing law
Hong Kong, Sep 8 (IANS) The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said on Wednesday that it firmly supports the Hong Kong police in investigating and dealing with the anti-China group, the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, and its leading members in accordance with the law.
2021-09-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hong Kong police arrest 4 members of 'anti-China' group
Hong Kong, Sep 8 (IANS) The Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested four people on suspicion of breaching the national security law.
2021-09-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China faces flight of manpower, capital from Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Aug 29 (IANS) A survey has China worried about growing disillusionment among the residents of Hong Kong and the possibility of the island nation staring at a population exodus eventually exceeding a million at the end of the next five years.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
60% of HK's eligible population get at least 1 Covid jab
Hong Kong, Aug 29 (IANS) About 60 per cent of Hong Kong's eligible population, or 4.06 million, have received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine so far, half a year after the inoculation began, official data revealed.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Nicole Kidman reportedly enters Hong Kong quarantine-free to film
Hong Kong, Aug 20 (IANS) Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has got a quarantine waiver from the Hong Kong authorities which has drawn criticism from local residents.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bell's palsy risk post Pfizer Covid vax very rare: Lancet
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) The risk of rare Bell's palsy after taking Pfizer's Covid vaccination is very less, finds a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, suggesting that the protective effects of the vaccines far outweigh the risk.
2021-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Global suicide deaths up by 20K in last 30 years: Study
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) The overall global death toll from suicide has risen by nearly 20,000 in the last 30 years, despite a significant fall in age-specific suicide rates during this period, finds an analysis of international data.
2021-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Covid restrictions, screens raised myopia in children: Study
Hong Kong, Aug 3 (IANS) Significant curbs on time spent outdoors and sharp rise in screen time during the coronavirus pandemic have led to the rise in childhood short-sightedness, also known as myopia, suggests a study.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Education,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Inhalable dry antiviral powder may be effective against Covid
Hong Kong, July 28 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed an inhalable dry powder formulation of tamibarotene -- a repurposed drug -- which has showed broad-spectrum antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV and influenza A H1N1 virus following pulmonary delivery in animal models.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Over 3mn people get at least 1 Covid vax shot in HK
Hong Kong, July 26 (IANS) More than 3 million people in Hong Kong have received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, accounting for 44.2 per cent of the eligible population, according to official data.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Number of visitors to HK remains low
Hong Kong, July 15 (IANS) The number of inbound visitors to Hong Kong remained at a low level in June as restrictions over cross-border travel were still in place amid the Covid-19 epidemic.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Tech giants threaten to quit HK over proposed data laws
Hong Kong, July 6 (IANS) Facebook, Twitter and Google have warned the Hong Kong government that they could stop operating in the territory if officials proceed with planned changes to data protection laws that could make them liable for the malicious sharing of individuals' information online, The WSJ reported.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
HK to suspend passenger flights from Britain
Hong Kong, June 29 (IANS) The Hong Kong government has announced that from July 1, all passenger flights from Britain will be suspended in view of the latest Covid-19 situation in the latter country.
2021-06-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong's longest railway line to open fully
Hong Kong, June 27 (IANS) Tuen Ma Line, the longest railway line in Hong Kong, will fully open on Sunday, running through the eastern and western New Territories and Kowloon.
2021-06-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK to tighten quarantine requirements for UK arrivals
Hong Kong, June 25 (IANS) The Hong Kong government announced that the quarantine requirements for persons arriving from the UK will be tightened from June 28.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK's tabloid Apple Daily announces closure
Hong Kong, June 23 (IANS) In a major setback to media freedom in Hong Kong, its largest pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily has announced its closure.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Media,Politics
Pfizer Covid vax provides higher antibody levels than Sinovac: Study
Hong Kong, June 20 (IANS) People who got Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine showed "substantially higher" levels of antibodies compared to those who received China's Sinovac shots, according to a new study.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Carrie Lam urges HK residents to get vaccinated
Hong Kong, June 13 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Sunday urged residents of the city to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in an effort to allow the global financial hub to return to normal at an early date.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
New Covid wave in Asia to worsen global chip shortage: Report
Hong Kong, June 13 (IANS) A fresh wave of Covid-19 in Asia where vaccination is still in early stages can further worsen the global chip supply chain, the media reported.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy,Technology
Jimmy Lai appears in HK court again for illegal assembly
Hong Kong, June 12 (IANS) Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai has again appeared in a court here along with 19 other defendants for their involvement in an illegal assembly in 2020.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Organiser of HK Tiananmen Square massacre vigil arrested
Hong Kong, June 4 (IANS) Chow Hang Tung, vice-chairwoman of the group responsible for organising a banned candlelit vigil in Hong Kong last year to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, was arrested on Friday.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Cargo ship catches fire in HK
Hong Kong, June 3 (IANS) A fire broke out aboard a cargo ship in the waters south of Tsing Yi in Hong Kong. local time, according to the government.
2021-06-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 1mn HK residents fully inoculated against Covid
Hong Kong, May 31 (IANS) About 1 million Hong Kong residents have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 since the city began its inoculation drive against the virus on February 26, according to authorities.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Hong Kong's 4th Covid wave ends: Expert
Hong Kong, May 30 (IANS) Yuen Kwok-yung, a government adviser and professor of the University of Hong Kong, said that after reviewing some recent confirmed Covid cases, it is believed that the fourth wave of the pandemic in the city has ended.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Politics
HK residents will require vaccination to travel
Hong Kong, May 23 (IANS) Hong Kong residents will need to get vaccinated against Covid-19 if they want to travel abroad, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on on Sunday.
2021-05-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK Disneyland posts $348mn net loss
Hong Kong, May 18 (IANS) The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has reported a net loss of HK$2.7 billion ($348 million) in the fiscal year 2020 as its theme park was closed for nearly 60 per cent of the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK to shorten quarantine period for vaccinated visitors
Hong Kong, May 8 (IANS) Hong Kong will shorten the quarantine period from May 12 for inbound visitors who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Jailed HK activist sentenced to further 10 months
Hong Kong, May 6 (IANS) Jailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was on Thursday sentenced to another 10 months in prison for taking part in an unsanctioned protest last year to mark the anniversary of China's crackdown on the democracy movement on June 4, 1989.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong's jobless rate retreats from 17-year high
Hong Kong, April 23 (IANS) Hong Kong's jobless rate declined in the first quarter of this year as the pressure on the labor market began to ease due to an abating Covid-19 epidemic, official data showed.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK to temporarily ban flights from India, Pak, Philippines
Hong Kong, April 19 (IANS) The Hong Kong government has announced its decision to ban commercial passenger flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 14 days from Tuesday as these countries were "extremely high-risk for Covid-19".
2021-04-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
HK-based airline bans Vivo phones post airport fire: Report
Hong Kong, April 13 (IANS) After cargo pallets containing Vivo Y20 smartphones caught fire at Hong Kong airport this week, a major cargo airline has reportedly announced a ban on Vivo phones.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology