Progress of the Sars Outbreak

CUHK's new head stresses need for values

Chinese University's new vice-chancellor, Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, has warned against the blind pursuit of scientific progress at the expense of values.

Friday, 17 December, 2010, 12:00am

Bankruptcy petitions fall below 1,000 mark

The number of individual monthly bankruptcy filings fell below 1,000 for the first time in a year last month, although the overall situation remains worse than at any time since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome more than five years ago.

21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Government offers funds to help hospitals upgrade

The government has released funding to strengthen preparations by local hospitals to convert existing facilities or build international-standard isolation wards.

1 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


May Fourth ideal remains unfulfilled

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

Quarantine shuts hotel for 7 days as outbreak feared

The Metropark hotel in Wan Chai was closed for a seven-day quarantine yesterday, causing confusion among guests who complained of receiving little information about what the process involved.

2 May 2009 - 12:00am

Biggest mourning since Mao died

It was a national display of public grief unmatched since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976.

Then, the government declared a week of mourning. At 3pm on September 18, the nation stood to attention for three minutes while sirens sounded to mark his death.

20 May 2008 - 12:00am

EV71 virus confirmed for deaths in Guangdong

The virus which has killed 22 children in Anhui province has spread to Guangdong as two infants who died in Foshan were confirmed positive for enterovirus 71.

Infections from the deadly intestinal virus, EV71, increased to nearly 5,000, Xinhua reported yesterday.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am


Is closing schools the right move amid the flu outbreak?

People have expressed fears of the flu outbreak spreading in Hong Kong.

I think the government made the right decision to close schools to try to stop the spread of the flu virus.

However, officials could have handled it better and given parents more time to make child-care arrangements.

19 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Epidemic of fear

Faces in masks; recommendations about bleached water cleanser; TV footage of people being rushed to hospital; newspaper headlines screaming about child deaths - for a brief period last week, it seemed the clock had been wound back five years to when Hong Kong was in the grip of Sars.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Is closing schools the right move amid the flu outbreak?

It is obviously important for students to attend school.

We need well-educated young people to ensure that Hong Kong remains competitive.

However, because our children are such a treasured asset, it is essential that we do our best to protect them.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Ignorance was always the biggest enemy as scientists raced to unravel the mystery virus

While health professionals battled to save hundreds of lives during the Sars outbreak in 2003, researchers were busy studying the emergence of the virus to determine what made it so deadly.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Remaining vigilant

Five years since a deadly virus hit, our five-part series look back and asks what a lessons have been learned; Part 5 - What the future holds

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

A high price for progress

Five years since a deadly virus hit, our five-part series looks back and asks what lessons have been learned; Part 4 - The mainland crisis

China's leaders have long boasted of having a knack for turning crisis into opportunity and this was the line Beijing maintained after the battle against Sars, the toughest public health challenge of recent times.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

No fun and games for toymakers

Hong Kong toymakers on the mainland have been facing their toughest year since the Sars outbreak, the Trade Development Council chief said yesterday.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Field mice back on menu in Guangdong

Mice are back on restaurant menus in Guangdong for the first time since the Sars outbreak as unscrupulous merchants cash in on an explosion in the availability of field mice in flood-hit Hunan.

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am