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Coronavirus: self-testing for Hong Kong patients with minor flu-like symptoms under Hospital Authority bid to identify cases earlier

All adults attending doctors’ surgeries and A&E with relevant symptoms will be given testing kits to return the following day – under early detection drive.

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All adults attending doctors’ surgeries and A&E with relevant symptoms will be given testing kits to return the following day – under early detection drive.

Coronavirus: self-testing for Hong Kong patients with minor flu-like symptoms under Hospital Authority bid to identify cases earlier
Cheers amid the coronavirus gloom: Hong Kong train fans flock to phase-one opening of MTR Corporation’s Sha Tin-Central link

Some queued from 11pm the day before, while others popped champagne at inaugural service on Tuen Ma line phase 1.

14 Feb 2020 - 11:15PM

Some queued from 11pm the day before, while others popped champagne at inaugural service on Tuen Ma line phase 1.

Cheers amid the coronavirus gloom: Hong Kong train fans flock to phase-one opening of MTR Corporation’s Sha Tin-Central link
Coronavirus: pathogens linger in toilet for hours if you flush without closing lid – and some may still sneak through even if it is down, Hong Kong study finds

Droplets polluted with pathogens can follow air flow and be carried to other rooms in a home.

14 Feb 2020 - 12:13AM

Droplets polluted with pathogens can follow air flow and be carried to other rooms in a home.

Coronavirus: pathogens linger in toilet for hours if you flush without closing lid – and some may still sneak through even if it is down, Hong Kong study finds
Coronavirus: Hong Kong businesses give lukewarm response to closure call and ask government to raise subsidy

Operators say they are losing millions of dollars already and call for government to raise subsidy after health minister Sophia Chan suggests some businesses should close for two weeks.

12 Feb 2020 - 11:41PM

Operators say they are losing millions of dollars already and call for government to raise subsidy after health minister Sophia Chan suggests some businesses should close for two weeks.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong businesses give lukewarm response to closure call and ask government to raise subsidy
Coronavirus: mask giveaways in Hong Kong draw thousands with infection fear still gripping city

Companies step in with free masks for residents, who line up to condemn government’s response.

10 Feb 2020 - 7:24PM

Companies step in with free masks for residents, who line up to condemn government’s response.

Coronavirus: mask giveaways in Hong Kong draw thousands with infection fear still gripping city
Coronavirus: cross-border travellers queue to enter Hong Kong before quarantine rules take effect

Long lines at transport interchange of port in neighbouring Shenzhen.

8 Feb 2020 - 4:51AM

Long lines at transport interchange of port in neighbouring Shenzhen.

Coronavirus: cross-border travellers queue to enter Hong Kong before quarantine rules take effect
Coronavirus: cross-border commuters reeling as Hong Kong quarantine plan set to cut off access to jobs, medical care

Unable to secure accommodation, a Shenzhen-based bus driver is being forced to take three weeks’ holiday – unpaid leave will come next.

7 Feb 2020 - 12:01AM

Unable to secure accommodation, a Shenzhen-based bus driver is being forced to take three weeks’ holiday – unpaid leave will come next.

Coronavirus: cross-border commuters reeling as Hong Kong quarantine plan set to cut off access to jobs, medical care
Cruise ship with 3,600 on board faces quarantine in Hong Kong after reports of previous passengers with coronavirus

Dozens of crew members claim to feel unwell as World Dream returns to city after being denied entry into Taiwan port of Kaohsiung.

6 Feb 2020 - 1:01AM

Dozens of crew members claim to feel unwell as World Dream returns to city after being denied entry into Taiwan port of Kaohsiung.

Cruise ship with 3,600 on board faces quarantine in Hong Kong after reports of previous passengers with coronavirus
Coronavirus: cross-border commuters fear for jobs as closure of checkpoints means longer travel times between Hong Kong and mainland China

One worker says the travelling time between his home in Shenzhen and his job in Hong Kong has tripled.

4 Feb 2020 - 11:46PM

One worker says the travelling time between his home in Shenzhen and his job in Hong Kong has tripled.

Coronavirus: cross-border commuters fear for jobs as closure of checkpoints means longer travel times between Hong Kong and mainland China
Coronavirus: visitor arrivals from mainland drop nearly 30 per cent after Hong Kong government closes border crossings

Emergency measures taken to contain spread of deadly coronavirus, but figures fall well short of government’s stated target of 80 per cent.

31 Jan 2020 - 4:45PM

Emergency measures taken to contain spread of deadly coronavirus, but figures fall well short of government’s stated target of 80 per cent.

Coronavirus: visitor arrivals from mainland drop nearly 30 per cent after Hong Kong government closes border crossings
Coronavirus is ‘rubbing salt into the wounds’ of Hong Kong’s tourism industry caused by anti-government protests

Bleak outlook for those earning their living in city’s tourism industry as double whammy takes its toll.

31 Jan 2020 - 9:03PM

Bleak outlook for those earning their living in city’s tourism industry as double whammy takes its toll.

Coronavirus is ‘rubbing salt into the wounds’ of Hong Kong’s tourism industry caused by anti-government protests
Hong Kong confirms 12th case of deadly coronavirus

Latest confirmed patient understood to be 75-year-old man, and comes after the daughter of a virus-afflicted elderly couple was also confirmed as infected. There have been 680 reports of cases fitting the reporting criteria for the illness so far.

31 Jan 2020 - 9:17AM

Latest confirmed patient understood to be 75-year-old man, and comes after the daughter of a virus-afflicted elderly couple was also confirmed as infected. There have been 680 reports of cases fitting the reporting criteria for the illness so far.

Hong Kong confirms 12th case of deadly coronavirus
China coronavirus: shelves cleared of essentials as spread sparks Hong Kong panic buying

Food and disinfectants sell out at some city supermarkets, while stores in Yuen Long had sold out of greens by early Wednesday afternoon.

29 Jan 2020 - 10:55PM

Food and disinfectants sell out at some city supermarkets, while stores in Yuen Long had sold out of greens by early Wednesday afternoon.

China coronavirus: shelves cleared of essentials as spread sparks Hong Kong panic buying
Hong Kong student facing life in prison in connection with vicious gang attack on visitor from mainland China

Man from mainland China hospitalised after more than 10 protesters attacked him in Mong Kok on Monday.

29 Jan 2020 - 11:21PM

Man from mainland China hospitalised after more than 10 protesters attacked him in Mong Kok on Monday.

Hong Kong student facing life in prison in connection with vicious gang attack on visitor from mainland China
Hong Kong action choreographer linked to bomb plot, charged with possessing array of weapons

The fitness trainer-turned-action choreographer was arrested along with a 72-year-old retiree and two others in Friday raids.

26 Jan 2020 - 10:30PM

The fitness trainer-turned-action choreographer was arrested along with a 72-year-old retiree and two others in Friday raids.

Hong Kong action choreographer linked to bomb plot, charged with possessing array of weapons
Hong Kong fashion designer gets year in jail for carrying petrol bombs in backpack at anti-mask law protest

Wong Yuen-yu’s decision to ‘give a hand’ to fellow protester was not premeditated, her lawyer told courtroom.

24 Jan 2020 - 6:40PM

Wong Yuen-yu’s decision to ‘give a hand’ to fellow protester was not premeditated, her lawyer told courtroom.

Hong Kong fashion designer gets year in jail for carrying petrol bombs in backpack at anti-mask law protest
Ousted incumbents in Hong Kong district council polls cite smears, bogus claims in petitioning court to overturn results

Complaints among the four range from vandalised offices to being falsely accused of pro-establishment ties.

24 Jan 2020 - 1:47AM

Complaints among the four range from vandalised offices to being falsely accused of pro-establishment ties.

Ousted incumbents in Hong Kong district council polls cite smears, bogus claims in petitioning court to overturn results
Co-founder of Hong Kong scrap metal firm gets seven years over scam that rocked stock exchange

Judge calls crime worst of its kind in handing down sentences for China Metal Recycling co-founder and company’s administration manager.

23 Jan 2020 - 11:05PM

Judge calls crime worst of its kind in handing down sentences for China Metal Recycling co-founder and company’s administration manager.

Co-founder of Hong Kong scrap metal firm gets seven years over scam that rocked stock exchange
Hong Kong lawmaker files case against officer who shot protester in rare example of private prosecution

Democratic Party lawmaker, legal team investigated three incidents involving use of force with an eye towards pursuing a case against an individual officer.

23 Jan 2020 - 11:04PM

Democratic Party lawmaker, legal team investigated three incidents involving use of force with an eye towards pursuing a case against an individual officer.

Hong Kong lawmaker files case against officer who shot protester in rare example of private prosecution
Paedophile tutor preyed on primary school boys, concealing criminal record for sex offences in Hong Kong so he could join organisation

Yan Tsz-ho, 37, applied to be a volunteer tutor at non-profit organisation and signed two declarations claiming he had a clear sexual conviction record.

22 Jan 2020 - 11:01PM

Yan Tsz-ho, 37, applied to be a volunteer tutor at non-profit organisation and signed two declarations claiming he had a clear sexual conviction record.

Paedophile tutor preyed on primary school boys, concealing criminal record for sex offences in Hong Kong so he could join organisation
Hong Kong man who sneaked into Chinese University campus dormitory to molest sleeping women told to expect prison term

The repeat offender took advantage of unlocked doors in the hall of residence to grope two first-year students.

22 Jan 2020 - 11:01PM

The repeat offender took advantage of unlocked doors in the hall of residence to grope two first-year students.

Hong Kong man who sneaked into Chinese University campus dormitory to molest sleeping women told to expect prison term
Hong Kong protest organiser Ventus Lau in court two days after rally at which several police officers were attacked

Ventus Lau charged with inciting others to take part in illegal assembly and refusing to obey police orders, in connection with approved meeting that ended in violence and chaos.

21 Jan 2020 - 10:37PM

Ventus Lau charged with inciting others to take part in illegal assembly and refusing to obey police orders, in connection with approved meeting that ended in violence and chaos.

Hong Kong protest organiser Ventus Lau in court two days after rally at which several police officers were attacked
Pro-democracy candidate who lost Hong Kong district council election by two votes files election petition saying white-clad men threatened polling staff

Election petition claims incumbent had more than 100 white-clad supporters threaten voters and staff members at polling stations.

21 Jan 2020 - 12:45PM

Election petition claims incumbent had more than 100 white-clad supporters threaten voters and staff members at polling stations.

Pro-democracy candidate who lost Hong Kong district council election by two votes files election petition saying white-clad men threatened polling staff
Hong Kong protests: ex-lawmaker Au Nok-hin accused of damaging police officer’s hearing during Yau Ma Tei stand-off

Au Nok-hin has denied assaulting two police officers in Yau Ma Tei in July, and claims he was trying to stop police from causing a stampede.

20 Jan 2020 - 7:25PM

Au Nok-hin has denied assaulting two police officers in Yau Ma Tei in July, and claims he was trying to stop police from causing a stampede.

Hong Kong protests: ex-lawmaker Au Nok-hin accused of damaging police officer’s hearing during Yau Ma Tei stand-off
Family still looking for answers to Hong Kong father’s death despite inquest’s ruling

Yau Ming-poon’s children feel their father’s demise was a result of negligence, misjudgment and poor administration by Tuen Mun Hospital.

17 Jan 2020 - 7:24PM

Yau Ming-poon’s children feel their father’s demise was a result of negligence, misjudgment and poor administration by Tuen Mun Hospital.

Family still looking for answers to Hong Kong father’s death despite inquest’s ruling
Elderly Hong Kong asthma patient’s death was from natural causes, inquest finds, despite family pointing fingers at doctors

Coroner’s Court jury found that 74-year-old Yau Ming-poon died of respiratory arrest and asthma exacerbation in Tuen Mun Hospital.

17 Jan 2020 - 11:21PM

Coroner’s Court jury found that 74-year-old Yau Ming-poon died of respiratory arrest and asthma exacerbation in Tuen Mun Hospital.

Elderly Hong Kong asthma patient’s death was from natural causes, inquest finds, despite family pointing fingers at doctors
Hong Kong man who vandalised HSBC branch ordered to attend rehabilitation for drug abuse

Wong Kwui-ho vandalised an HSBC branch in Sheung Shui on December 30, causing damage worth US$25,727.

16 Jan 2020 - 10:54PM

Wong Kwui-ho vandalised an HSBC branch in Sheung Shui on December 30, causing damage worth US$25,727.

Hong Kong man who vandalised HSBC branch ordered to attend rehabilitation for drug abuse
Hong Kong police uncover high explosives after taking pipe bomb suspect, hooded and chained, to village for evidence search

One of the 10 arrested over explosives conspiracy joined sniffer dogs at a Sheung Shui bungalow.

17 Jan 2020 - 1:59AM

One of the 10 arrested over explosives conspiracy joined sniffer dogs at a Sheung Shui bungalow.

Hong Kong police uncover high explosives after taking pipe bomb suspect, hooded and chained, to village for evidence search
Hong Kong officer off hook after magistrate rules evidence does not add up in forgery trial

Presiding magistrate said holes in prosecution evidence outweighed defendant’s unconvincing account.

15 Jan 2020 - 10:21PM

Presiding magistrate said holes in prosecution evidence outweighed defendant’s unconvincing account.

Hong Kong officer off hook after magistrate rules evidence does not add up in forgery trial
Cardiac arrest patient not given certain drug because of time needed to get it from hospital pharmacy, Hong Kong inquest hears

Yau Ming-poon, 74, died in Tuen Mun Hospital, three days after he was admitted for breathing difficulties.

14 Jan 2020 - 7:32PM

Yau Ming-poon, 74, died in Tuen Mun Hospital, three days after he was admitted for breathing difficulties.

Cardiac arrest  patient not given certain drug because of time needed to get it from hospital pharmacy, Hong Kong inquest hears