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In Brief

Elderly swine flu patient in stable condition

Friday, 10 July, 2009, 12:00am

North, south, east, west - home's best

These holidays we were supposed to visit my grandparents in Canada and now we're not going because of the swine flu. I know we are very lucky to live in Hong Kong because our doctors and lawmakers are so good. But I am very sad not to be seeing my grandparents.

9 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

HK tourists cleared after quarantine

Thirty-five Hong Kong tourists who sat on a flight near a confirmed swine flu patient left a Beijing hotel yesterday after five days in quarantine.

The tourists, from tour groups run by Hong Thai Travel Services and Morning Star Travel, had been quarantined in the Yanxiang Hotel since Tuesday.

6 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Animal warrior is fighting fit despite being grounded by case of swine flu on aircraft

Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson has been grounded by the swine flu. No, she doesn't have it and hopefully she won't get it - even though it is now about as common as the common cold. However, the animal warrior was on a flight from Hong Kong to her Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu , Sichuan , on Tuesday morning.

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Students quick off the block

Hong Kong's squad is ready for action in the World University Games - despite the threat of swine flu hanging over the event in Belgrade, Serbia.

Last Monday the entire Hong Kong under-15 soccer team, which was due to compete in the Asian Youth Games, was quarantined in Singapore after five members were found to have swine flu.

29 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing upgrades its hygiene regulations

The Beijing municipal government has upgraded hygiene regulations as the number of swine flu cases on the mainland increases.

25 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

20 more confirmed swine flu cases in city

21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

11 more mainland cases takes total to 237

Eleven confirmed cases of swine flu were reported on the mainland yesterday, raising the total number of infections to 237.

It was also revealed that the health of Beijing residents was threatened because the 39th infected person in the capital was not isolated despite a visit to the hospital. She took the subway frequently last week.

17 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

New admissions policy to reduce burden on system

Only confirmed swine flu patients will be sent to hospital under the government's new policy, announced today, to reduce the burden on the public health care system.

17 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

City confirms 10 new cases, including family members of students

Hong Kong confirmed 10 new swine flu cases yesterday, including two family members of infected secondary students in the city's first local cluster of infections.

Twelve Form Four students at St Paul's Convent School were confirmed with the A(H1N1) virus on Thursday. The cases were the city's first cluster of local infections.

13 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Dos and don'ts

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 should stop attending private lessons but should take normal exercise, preferably outdoors.

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Mothers left with headaches

Suspension of classes has created a big problem for Lai Siu-chun, a mother of two young children.

Ms Lai, who helps her husband run a business, has a four-year-old daughter at Parkview Rhine Garden International Pre-school in Sham Tseng.

She looks after her five-month-old son with the help of an elder sister.

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

School closures the right course to take

The government has stuck to its guns and gone ahead with its vow to close primary schools and kindergartens in response to a local outbreak of human swine flu. This may be controversial to some. It should expect some criticism of overreacting to a worst-case scenario, albeit one that cannot be dismissed.

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

The flu that we all dread

We all get it. We feel terrible when we have it but there isn't much we can do to get rid of it. All we want to do is stay in bed and pull the covers up over our head. We can't go to work or school and we have to be careful not to give it to anyone else. What is it? It's the dreaded flu!


Here are 11 symptoms of the flu

1 Coughing

10 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Nation has first local flu infection

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 flights in South Korea. A 28-year-old Chinese American who works at a hospital, he travelled to Guangdong to attend a friend's wedding.

30 May 2009 - 12:00am