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  1. Flu-case school shut for two weeks

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... The other two cases involve two women, aged 18 and 20, who returned from Canada and the United States. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said experience in Japan and the US showed ... Hong Kong kindergartens and primary schools would be closed for two weeks if there was a local case with an unknown source, he said. The 17-year-old Form Five student at United Christian ...

  2. Number of flu clinic visits hits record 578, after report of death of sailor who had virus

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong, Ada Lee A one-day record 578 people visited eight government-designated flu clinics yesterday, a day after officials said they believed swine flu killed a Filipino seaman and as the number of severe cases rose. The Hospital Authority said it ...

  3. HK confirms first swine flu case

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Loretta Fong Hong Kong's pandemic response level was raised to 'emergency'- the top grade- last night after a Mexican man who flew to the city via Shanghai on Thursday became the first confirmed case of H1N1 human swine flu ...

  4. Amazon to open new e-reading chapter

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Paggie Leung

    ... Martin Wong and Paggie Leung Amazon's Kindle electronic book-reading device is finally coming to Hong Kong, two years after going on sale in the United States. An international ... or precious ones.' But fellow book lover, Ivan Choy Chi-keung, a political scientist at Chinese University, said he would not buy a Kindle. 'Reading is an enjoyment to me and I can only have ...

  5. Flu scare will keep primary schools shut: education chief

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong All primary schools and kindergartens will remain closed and secondary schools will begin their summer breaks earlier, once examinations are finished, the education minister announced yesterday as the city's swine flu count rose to 408, w ...

  6. New flu case raises fear of local spread

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

    ... the United States. But the fact the woman stayed at the Hung Hom flat where she lives with her parents and went about her daily life while infectious has raised the risk of local transmission ... her mobile telephone number on Wednesday but the phone was off that day. The woman did not have any symptoms on the plane and she did not wear a mask. She had been in the United States since ...

  7. Health minister warns of virus risks for children on study tours

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Student Service, which helps students in the city study in the United States, said it had reminded students joining its overseas study tours to observe good personal hygiene. 'We have already ...

  8. Officials win reprieve for landmark tree

    Posted Jul 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Martin Wong

    ... said it would be impossible to remove the tree. He noted that in the United States, Britain and Europe, when a place was declared a monument, not only the structure but also the natural ...

  9. Wage abusers face tougher penalties

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Housing Department will tighten measures to punish its contractors if they are found to have exploited their workers. The plan, to be discussed at a Housing Authority meeting today, was aimed at tackling unscrupulous employers who underpai ...

  10. $73m jackpot up for grabs

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The winner of the Mark Six on Monday could take home $73 million- the biggest prize in the history of the lottery- after yesterday's draw to celebrate the Year of the Rooster failed to produce a winner. The numbers were 2, 19, 20, 33, 37 ...




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