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  1. Health secretary cuts trip short after catching flu

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok has been taken ill with influenza, prompting his return to Hong Kong yesterday instead of attending an international health conference in New Caledonia today. A government statement last night said Dr Chow had returned to the city because of influenza. Director of Health Lam Ping-yan will replace him ...

  2. Dos and don'ts

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

    ... Should we wear masks now? There is no need. Only those who are feverish, sick or chronically ill are advised to wear masks, and only on public transport or in crowded indoor areas. Should children continue tutorial classes and other activities? Children s ...

  3. Sick Italian woman in Tibet alarms doctor

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Tibet reported a suspected swine flu case yesterday. If confirmed, it would be the mainland's first known import of the swine flu virus by a foreigner. An Italian woman entering Tibet from Nepal on Saturday had been quarantined in the Hi ...

  4. Nation has first local flu infection

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Zhuang Pinghui The nation has its first domestic swine-flu infection- in a Guangzhou woman who caught it from a customer recently arrived from New York. The man flew into Guangzhou on Sunday on Asiana Airlines flight 369 after changing fligh ...

  5. New flu case raises fear of local spread

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Ella Lee, Martin Wong and Austin Chiu Hong Kong edged closer to a community outbreak of swine flu yesterday after confirming its fourth infection- in a woman who lived at home for four days after apparently contracting the virus on a flight from New York. ...

  6. School in recess after boy's death

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Holidays brought forward after 35 pupils fall ill with flu-like illnesses The Tuen Mun school of a seven-year-old boy who died yesterday of a respiratory infection will close early for the Easter holidays, the first such measure since the ...

  7. Risk of 'massive' rise in flu deaths, minister says

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Aitong Without adequate precautions, a massive number of swine flu deaths on the mainland were inevitable, Health Minister Chen Zhu said, as state media reported yesterday that a seventh person had died from the disease. Chen's comments, made at a ...

  8. Swine flu easing, says official, even as school forced to close

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Swine flu is showing signs of easing, according to the chief of the Centre for Health Protection. Dr Thomas Tsang Ho-fai's comments came as another school was forced to close when five people tested positive for the virus. 'The swine ...

  9. Beijing upgrades its hygiene regulations

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The Beijing municipal government has upgraded hygiene regulations as the number of swine flu cases on the mainland increases. Enterprises in the capital will be fined up to 200,000 yuan (HK$227,000) for failing to implement proper measures to ...

  10. Classes set to resume with flu risk receding

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam Schools to reopen, but may close again if even a few catch flu Schools will reopen on Monday after shutting early for Easter because of a flu outbreak- but the government is taking no chances. It wants parents to take children� ...




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