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  1. 50 years of standing in, sometimes on the front line

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 'protect the integrity of Hong Kong borders'. In the late 1980s, they were assigned to guard camps for Vietnamese immigrants around the clock. Since the 1990s, the force has mainly been ... Joshua But The Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force was formed 50 years ago to help keep public order in local disturbances. But as the city's security challenges change over the years, ...

  2. Health official's reply does little to allay fears of flu preparedness

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... failed to explain why flu controls at Hong Kong borders are being scrapped when we are entering the peak flu season. He mentioned that the vaccines currently available 'confer' ... I am disappointed by the letter from Thomas Chung of the Department of Health ('City prepared for any swine flu pandemic', December 9) responding to my letter ('Hong Kong ...

  3. Border restrictions

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but because Hong Kong is a small city and without border restrictions the influx will be more than what our city can handle. Many of the mainlanders will overstay their visit and try to mesh ... Law. Governments on both sides of the border are trying to fool the Hong Kong people into thinking that this new travel policy is the answer to Hong Kong's troubles. I say it is not. ...

  4. Stomach virus from Guangdong strikes HK

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... and it would be difficult to conclude that the increase in cross-border travel had led to more infections. 'Hong Kong is entering into a high season for viral gastroenteritis, particularly ... close the border, there are still going to be infections in Hong Kong. 'Whether population movement would increase the degree of transmission really depends on how the virus behaves. ...

  5. Health officials search for HK links to flu case in Sichuan

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... impossible' to trace sick people coming to Hong Kong through land borders. While passengers travelling on the same aircraft as a swine flu patient could easily be traced using airline information, ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Health officials were checking yesterday whether anyone who had contact with the mainland's first swine flu case had come to Hong Kong, while a medical expert ...

  6. Japan should be HK model for containment plan, expert says

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mimi Lau

    ... and Osaka, after two schools met for a volleyball tournament. Professor Ho said Hong Kong should prepare for a similar outbreak if swine flu broke through the border. 'Hong Kong ... Ella Lee, Ng Yuk-hang and Mimi Lau Hong Kong should refer to the swine flu outbreak in Japan in preparing a response plan because of similarities in population density and public transport ...

  7. Truck driver held over ketamine

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A cross-border truck driver suspected of smuggling party drugs from the mainland to Hong Kong over the past three months was arrested yesterday after a transaction in Yuen ... syndicate which smuggled ketamine into Hong Kong. The operation came three weeks after Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, delivering his policy address, promised to set up a high-level ...

  8. Shanghai marrow match for HK a first

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Lillian Yang in Shanghai Bone marrow from a Shanghai donor for a Hong Kong leukaemia patient arrived yesterday, marking the first successful cross-border match between the two cities. But Hong Kong Marrow Match Foundation, the charity that identifies potential donors for patients in Hong Kong, expressed fears that the release of personal information ...

  9. Promotion of regular checkups is a priority

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... outside Hong Kong's borders. Many Hongkongers travel to cities such as Shenzhen for dental work but such trips should be undertaken with extreme caution, Dr Chan warned. All dentists in Hong ... David Evans Despite avoiding the dentist's chair, Hong Kong people score well against global oral health benchmarks Hong Kong's dental practices are underused, not boding well ...

  10. HK on 24/7 alert to detect first case

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... be in the community. 'You can never know if the patient has no symptoms when he comes in Hong Kong.' Health declarations would not be required from visitors entering Hong Kong through the land border ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong health officials are working around the clock in an effort to detect the first case of swine flu in the city as early as possible and then isolate ...




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