Two swine flu patients critical
Two critical cases of swine flu were reported yesterday. The condition of a 30-year-old woman admitted to Sha Tin's Prince of Wales Hospital on Sunday had deteriorated and she was transferred to intensive care. A 47-year-old man admitted to intensive care at Wan Chai's Ruttonjee Hospital on Monday was receiving breathing support yesterday. Meanwhile, 13 patients in a male ward at Siu Lam Hospital in Castle Peak have fallen ill with swine flu, but were in stable condition.
Man in court over father's death
An unemployed 22-year-old man appeared in Kwun Tong Court charged with wounding with intent for allegedly attacking his elderly father on an estate in Ngau Tau Kok. Kwong Yuen-siu entered no plea to wounding Kwong King-nam at their home on Ping Shek Estate on October 11. The father later died. The case was adjourned to Friday and Kwong was remanded in police custody.
Banned preservative in meat
The Centre for Food Safety found the banned preservative sulphur dioxide in 11 of 222 meat samples tested. Nine fresh beef samples and two fresh pork samples contained the preservative, all from wet-market stalls. Five of the stalls were repeat offenders and four were prosecuted.
Pupils in anti-drugs drive
About 4,000 pupils have agreed to be anti-drug ambassadors in the Outstanding Young Persons' Association's 'Can Talk' programme, down from last year's 5,000, vice-president Scarlett Pong Oi-lan said. The association had interviewed 30 youngsters, a few of them former drug addicts, in a casting for an anti-drug film to be released in April, she added.
East Asian Games keepsakes
The MTR Corporation will launch a limited-edition East Asian Games souvenir ticket set on November 15. The HK$60 set includes two MTR adult souvenir tickets, a ticket holder and a pedometer featuring Games mascots Dony and Ami. They will be available at most MTR customer service centres.
Three hurt in minibus collision
A minibus driver and two female passengers were slightly injured when their vehicle collided with a container truck at the junction of Hoi Fai and Hoi Fan roads, Mong Kok, at about 10.30am. They were treated at Kwong Wah Hospital.
Man held for attacking woman
Police arrested a 20-year-old man for attacking a 36-year-old woman outside Heng On Estate Commercial Complex in Hang Kam Street, Ma On Shan, at 3.50am. The woman was slightly injured and treated at Prince of Wales Hospital.
No one won the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 13, 16, 31, 35, 41 and 42. The extra number was 36. Six tickets each won second prize of HK$231,145. Third prize paid HK$54,385.