Dead pigeon found in Tuen Mun tests positive for H5N1 A dead pigeon found in the city has tested positive for the H5N1 bird-flu virus. The news came as Hong Kong was dealing with its first confirmed human case of swine flu, after a Mexican visitor tested positive for the virus on Friday. The bird carcass was collected at Leung Tak Street, Tuen Mun, on Monday, according to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. A spokesman said there were no poultry farms within 3km of where the dead bird was found. More than a dozen birds found in Hong Kong have tested positive for the H5N1 strain this year. Newspaper gives away masks A Chinese-language newspaper is trying to boost its circulation by giving away surgical masks to readers. Hong Kong Daily News said it would give out 200 boxes, each containing 50 masks, to people who bring in its front pages from the May 2 to 4 issues. Each reader will be limited to one box and they must pick them up at the paper's office in Shau Kei Wan by 11am tomorrow. No events to be cancelled There are no plans to cancel any major events because of swine flu, Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said. The government would try to prevent the flu from spreading but the annual Hong Kong Games from May 9 to 31 would be held as planned, and preparations were continuing for December's East Asian Games. Industries urged to be on guard The Labour Department has called on employers and employees to step up precautionary measures against the flu. It advised all industries to take appropriate precautions, including maintaining good ventilation in the workplace and disinfecting commonly used equipment with diluted household bleach. People working in a household environment, including domestic helpers, were asked to pay more attention to hygiene, a department spokesman said.