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  1. Taxi fare cut to be reversed after most drivers say no

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... months. It was also seen as a possible precursor to fare cuts on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. But two days before the New Territories scheme's launch last month, more than 1,000 drivers ... of the Association of New Territories Radio Taxicabs, Lam Kwai-keung, who has been lobbying against the cut, said he would welcome any decision to resume full fares. He said drivers had seen their takings ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Doctors look to Tsang for urban site to build small private hospital

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... overseas investors. Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital medical superintendent Walton Li Wai-tat said yesterday the hospital was also interested in a small site. He said it was unlikely it would bid ...

  9. Failings exposed on swine flu watch

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The arrival of the Mexican swine flu patient in Hong Kong put the government through a one-week test of its competency to battle a flu pandemic- and it did not get a perfect ... inadequacies in several disease control measures were exposed. Hong Kong on April 30 started to require all incoming air passengers to fill in health declaration forms at the airport. But the pace ...

  10. Hospital ready for winter admissions

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Prince of Wales Hospital had learned from last year's overcrowding crisis and had activated contingency measures two months ago to deal with the latest winter surge of illnesses, its chief executive said. Fung Hong, who is also chief executive of the Hospital Authority's New Territories East cluster, said that since November the hospital had designated beds ...




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