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  1. Hong Kong right to quarantine people in hotel, Mexican envoy says

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Mexico appreciated the way Hong Kong handled the swine flu emergency, the country's representative in the city said yesterday, noting that the two places shared the painful ... the virus. Health officials took no chances, Mr Huerta told the South China Morning Post. 'They did it for the safety of the public and the measure was the right one. The lesson that Hong Kong ...

  2. Hong Kong draws up swine flu battle plan

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Ella Lee The health minister declared yesterday that Hong Kong was ready for the first local case of swine flu, saying all schools would be shut down and holiday camps used ... flu infection case to come to Hong Kong,' the secretary for food and health said. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the city was well prepared. 'We would rather take extra ...

  3. Authority says MRSA is under control in Hong Kong, but cannot be eradicated

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... chief infection control officer Seto Wing-hong said hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Hong Kong was being closely monitored. Dr Seto, former head of microbiology ... is not a problem here in Hong Kong, but it is not out of control,' Dr Seto said. 'The MRSA proportion of about 40 per cent is stable and the bacteria are endemic here as it is in many other ...

  4. Five more cities allow individual Hong Kong visits

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Residents from five more mainland cities including Shanghai and Beijing are expected to be allowed to travel to Hong Kong as individuals within a month, according to the Immigration ... and Zhuhai to visit Hong Kong as individuals instead of in tour groups. Since the new travel policy took effect last Monday, about 32,000 residents from Dongguan, Foshan, Jiangmen and Zhongshan ...

  5. Banker's arrest 'not linked to BOC operations in Hong Kong'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The arrest of prominent banker Liu Jinbao did not appear to be related to the Bank of China's operations in Hong Kong, the head of the monetary authority said yesterday. The BOC ... Kong operations. Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong said yesterday it had not been informed by mainland authorities whether Liu's case was related to BOC ...

  6. Hong Kong 'kept in the dark' over outbreak

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Officials were unaware of a Guangdong report on Sars released in January Hong Kong's Sars outbreak could have been less catastrophic if the city had obtained accurate and timely ... diseases and of an effective alert system. When the outbreak of what was then being called atypical pneumonia exploded in Guangdong - before Sars had been identified - Hong Kong was kept ...

  7. 2pc of gay men in Hong Kong now HIV positive, figures show

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... practices in this group. Latest government figures found that the HIV prevalence among Hong Kong gay men is 2 per cent, about 20 times that of the Hong Kong general population. The Centre for Health ... 2 per cent of men, aged 18 to 60, are sexually active homosexuals, they accounted for 38 per cent of all new HIV infections in men last year. Dr Wong said 2 per cent of 500 Hong Kong gay men ...

  8. Brian Langley, the voice of sport in Asia, dies aged 57

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The 'voice of sport in Asia', who moved to Singapore in 2000 after living in Hong Kong for nearly two decades, is survived by his wife and three sons - a 13-year-old boy and nine-year-old twins. ... incisive commentaries on golf and soccer for which he was perhaps best known, and won him widespread praise and respect across Asia, and beyond.' Derek Currie, an ex-Hong Kong league football ...

  9. Sars inquiry ignored Tung's role

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... what role the chief executive played in getting Hong Kong out of the crisis, a committee member said yesterday. Rosie Young Tse-tse, emeritus professor in medicine at the University of Hong Kong and a former chairwoman of the Medical Council, said none of the members raised the idea of interviewing Mr Tung during their four-month investigation. The report - which found ...

  10. Hospital chief crooned his farewell

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of a critical Legco report on the 2003 outbreak. Former authority director Ko Wing-man left last year after completing his contract. A graduate of the University of Hong Kong's medical school ...




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