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  1. Change of direction

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's swine flu strategy has been changed from containment at all costs to protection. People who come into contact with a suspected sufferer will no longer be quarantined. Instead, they will have to have daily health checks and doses of the an ...

  2. How money fears made 2009 a year to forget

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Last year was one of the most difficult times to find a job or to earn enough to buy a home in Hong Kong, and most people considered themselves worse off than at any time since 2002, a Chinese University survey found. There were indications in ...

  3. Tourism catches a nasty cold

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... Dennis Eng and Paggie Leung Swine flu has had a dramatic impact on tourism to Hong Kong, contributing to a 9.9 per cent year-on-year drop last month in arrivals from the mainland- the source of nearly two-thirds of the city's visitors. With a 14 per ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unregistered dentist fined Wu Ching-hing, 61, was fined HK$5,000 yesterday for practising dentistry without registration and for illegal possession of medicine. He was also given two three-month concurrent jail sentences, both suspended for two years. Wu ...

  5. Confirmed cases in HK top 700

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The number of swine flu cases in Hong Kong passed 700, with 31 new cases reported by 2.30pm yesterday. The Centre for Health Protection said the new cases involved 17 males and 14 females, aged between three and 57. Of the 726 cases now in the ...

  6. Rethink on quarantine policy as hotel lockdown nears its end

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The controversial policy under which nearly 300 guests and staff at a hotel where Hong Kong's first- and so far, only- swine flu patient stayed were quarantined would be modified, the health minister said yesterday. But York Chow Yat-ngok sa ...

  7. Flu outbreak's momentum is seen as slowing

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong can consider relaxing its guard against a possible flu pandemic if there is no second case of swine flu in the city and the global outbreak subsides, the health chief said yesterday. Secretary for Food and Health York Ch ...

  8. HK not banning pork imports, citing low risk of infection

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong will not ban pork imports from Mexico and the United States, as there is little chance of being infected by eating the meat, the deputy food and health minister said. While the mainland's General Administration of Quality Superv ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police hunt sex-ring leader after male prostitutes arrested Police are hunting for the local ringleader of an international gay-sex-trade syndicate after two mainland men allegedly offering sex services were arrested at two hotels in Wan Chai yesterday. T ...

  10. Bird flu: seek answers from the past

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Much was reported last year about the origins of Sars- Hong Kong and Guangzhou were said to be the hot zones. And now much is being reported about the origins of bird flu and linked respiratory diseases. This time the hot zones are in Southeast Asia. Shou ...




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