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Amoy Gardens

Ten years on - the mental and physical scars of Sars

Ten years ago today, residents of Amoy Gardens in Hong Kong woke up to find their homes were on the front pages of newspapers around the world.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 4:08am

Wen letter gladdens Sars-struck estate

A housing estate badly hit by Sars in 2003 received a pleasant surprise from Beijing yesterday - a hand-written letter signed by Premier Wen Jiabao.

Residents at Amoy Gardens in Kwun Tong - which hosted the premier in June 2003 soon after the severe acute respiratory syndrome broke out in the city - said last month that they would be happy to receive him again.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Leung hits streets to get closer to public

Three days after he won the chief executive election, Leung Chun-ying reached out to the public yesterday, with appearances around Hong Kong, in an apparent attempt at damage control after he was criticised for visiting the central government's liaison office on Monday.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tsang's benchmark shifts under his feet

'Where can I buy a flat for HK$4,000 per square foot?'

If Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen goes live on radio after his policy address today, history may repeat itself and this could once again be the most challenging question he has to tackle.

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Motorist held for drink-driving

A motorist was arrested for drink-driving after his car and a taxi collided in Ngau Tau Kok Road near Amoy Gardens, Ngau Tau Kok, at 1.48am. The man, 27, and the taxi driver, 59, suffered minor injuries and were treated at United Christian Hospital.

Man with drugs detained

10 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Overhaul urged of funding and other support for Sars patients

Calls have been made for a comprehensive review of the Sars fund and other assistance for patients, which critics say do not address the long-term needs of survivors.

Lawmakers and patients' rights groups said many victims had not returned to work due to poor health as a result of steroid treatment. But payouts from the Sars fund are capped at $500,000 per applicant.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Amoy Gardens lives with pain of Sars two years on

Steroid treatment leaves terrible legacy, but estate now clean

Two years ago Johnny Yip Kim-hung, along with dozens of his neighbours in Block E, was evacuated to isolation camps as Sars swept through the Amoy Gardens estate.

2 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Lai See

Resurrection and a life for link reit awaits judgment day in appeals court

What would ensure a happy Easter for Link Reit chief executive Victor So Hing-wo? Perhaps seeing his company resurrected after being crucified last year?

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Amoy Gardens isolation orders issued by officers on dawn patrol

Eighty young police officers and district liaison officers went where others feared to tread.

5 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Sars 'sacrifice' claim

Hong Kong's top health official has been accused of being willing to 'sacrifice' residents of Amoy Gardens at the height of the Sars outbreak by blocking the evacuation of all 17,000 residents of the estate to avoid creating a public panic.

Epidemiologist Stephen Ng Kam-cheung made the allegation at a Legco inquiry panel yesterday.

29 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

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