Five-year-old boy is eighth EV-71 case this year
A five-year-old boy was found with enterovirus-71 (EV-71) infection, bringing the total of EV-71 cases this year to eight. A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection said the boy had suffered from oral ulcers and rashes on his hands and feet since March 12. He had been receiving treatment from a private doctor and had not been admitted to hospital. His condition was stable. None of the family members who had had contact with the boy showed symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease. Earlier, a five-year-old boy from the same kindergarten was also confirmed to have an EV-71 infection. Four other children who attend the same school had developed hand, foot and mouth disease, and all are in a stable condition.
Special polling stations set up for detainees
Detainees will be able to vote in a district council by-election today, with special polling stations set up for them in restricted areas including a police station. A by-election for the Sha Tin District Council's Tai Wai constituency will be held, with voters able to cast their ballots at two polling stations. Special arrangements have been made for voters registered in the Tai Wai constituency, who are on remand or detained by law enforcement agencies - other than the Correctional Services Department - to cast their ballots at a polling station in Tin Sum Police Station. Male voters remanded in the Correctional Services Department's custody will be able to cast their ballots at a polling station in the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre.
Elderly woman dies after being struck by a taxi
An 81-year-old woman has died after being hit by a taxi in Chai Wan on Friday. The taxi was travelling north along Hoi Ning Street at about 5.45pm. When the 49-year-old driver turned right into the eastbound lane of Hing Man Street, the vehicle hit the woman as she was crossing the road. The woman was taken to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital with serious head injuries and was certified dead shortly before midnight the same day. Police are appealing for information from witnesses.