In Brief

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 April, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 April, 2008, 12:00am

Expat dies in podium fall

Police are trying to identify an expatriate man who appears to have fallen to his death from the first-floor podium of the Great Eagle Centre in Wan Chai. The man, 1.85 metres tall, of ample build and believed to be in his mid to late 50s, was found unconscious near a bus terminal at 1am. He was wearing a brown shirt, black trousers and black shoes.

Hepatitis E in cruise passengers

The Centre for Health Protection is following up confirmed reports that four men had hepatitis E on a cruise vessel, Aurora. The ship made a port call in Hong Kong on February 26 and 27 as part of a world tour that departed from Britain. People are advised to seek medical advice if they develop symptoms.

Optometrists urge subsidy

A group of optometrists have called on the government to subsidise private check-ups for patients suffering from mild cataracts, to relieve the workload of specialists at public hospitals. Ada Cheng Sau-kuen, an optometrist in the PolyVision Primary Eye Care Consortium, suggested the government pay half the usual HK$400 fee if patients switched.