Elizabeth Cheung

Hong Kong

Elizabeth Cheung

Reporter, Hong Kong

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.

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Hong Kong third wave: city records ninth coronavirus death as another 19 Covid-19 cases are confirmed

A 90-year-old woman was the city’s ninth fatality and the second from coronavirus-hit Kong Tai Care for the Aged Centre in Tsz Wan Shan.

2 hours ago

A 90-year-old woman was the city’s ninth fatality and the second from coronavirus-hit Kong Tai Care for the Aged Centre in Tsz Wan Shan.

Hong Kong third wave: city records ninth coronavirus death as another 19 Covid-19 cases are confirmed
Hong Kong third wave: another patient in ward infected, sparking fears of coronavirus spreading in hospital

A 64-year-old cancer patient in Queen Elizabeth Hospital is confirmed with coronavirus after being placed in a ward with two others who have the infection.

4 hours ago

A 64-year-old cancer patient in Queen Elizabeth Hospital is confirmed with coronavirus after being placed in a ward with two others who have the infection.

Hong Kong third wave: another patient in ward infected, sparking fears of coronavirus spreading in hospital
Hong Kong third wave: learn from Covid-19 social-distancing mistakes and overhaul quarantine exemption policy, health experts tell officials

Four leading public health figures comment on government’s coronavirus strategy, urging officials to prepare more isolation and quarantine facilities.

14 Jul 2020 - 8:00AM

Four leading public health figures comment on government’s coronavirus strategy, urging officials to prepare more isolation and quarantine facilities.

Hong Kong third wave: learn from Covid-19 social-distancing mistakes and overhaul quarantine exemption policy, health experts tell officials
Coronavirus: Hong Kong unveils most sweeping social-distancing rules yet as 52 new cases emerge

City will enter new phase in battle to stop escalating health crisis, with restaurants and bars among venues facing tough restrictions.

14 Jul 2020 - 9:25AM

City will enter new phase in battle to stop escalating health crisis, with restaurants and bars among venues facing tough restrictions.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong unveils most sweeping social-distancing rules yet as 52 new cases emerge
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to require passengers from ‘high-risk’ countries to test negative before flying as city records 38 new Covid-19 cases

Local health officials have classified Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and South Africa as high-risk due to their low testing rates.

11 Jul 2020 - 10:57AM

Local health officials have classified Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and South Africa as high-risk due to their low testing rates.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to require passengers from ‘high-risk’ countries to test negative before flying as city records 38 new Covid-19 cases
Hong Kong third wave: authorities warn of hospital care crunch and order schools to close as 38 new coronavirus cases emerge

Fresh cluster discovered at public housing estate, adding to existing ones centred around elderly care home, restaurants and taxi drivers Students will begin summer holidays early, but health minister says annual book fair will go ahead.

10 Jul 2020 - 11:58PM

Fresh cluster discovered at public housing estate, adding to existing ones centred around elderly care home, restaurants and taxi drivers Students will begin summer holidays early, but health minister says annual book fair will go ahead.

Hong Kong third wave: authorities warn of hospital care crunch and order schools to close as 38 new coronavirus cases emerge
Explainer | What does Hong Kong’s ‘third wave’ of Covid-19 infections mean for life in the city, and what is being done to contain it?

With local cases surging, health authorities are reintroducing seating limits at restaurants, adding precautionary measures for certain categories of arrivals.

10 Jul 2020 - 11:32AM

With local cases surging, health authorities are reintroducing seating limits at restaurants, adding precautionary measures for certain categories of arrivals.

What does Hong Kong’s ‘third wave’ of Covid-19 infections mean for life in the city, and what is being done to contain it?
Coronavirus: guidelines to keep Hong Kong elderly care homes free of disease must be made mandatory, experts say

Government has tightened up the suggestions after single facility hit with 32 infections. While admitting the homes are under host of constraints, health protection measures cannot remain voluntary, the experts argue.

10 Jul 2020 - 8:00AM

Government has tightened up the suggestions after single facility hit with 32 infections. While admitting the homes are under host of constraints, health protection measures cannot remain voluntary, the experts argue.

Coronavirus: guidelines to keep Hong Kong elderly care homes free of disease must be made mandatory, experts say
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s local infections hit daily record high, triggering return to tighter social-distancing rules

Restaurants, bars and some leisure venues must adopt stricter preventive steps on Saturday after 34 local infections emerge. Most of the latest cases are tied to three clusters, one involving taxi drivers.

10 Jul 2020 - 2:42AM

Restaurants, bars and some leisure venues must adopt stricter preventive steps on Saturday after 34 local infections emerge. Most of the latest cases are tied to three clusters, one involving taxi drivers.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s local infections hit daily record high, triggering return to tighter social-distancing rules
Coronavirus: Hong Kong Covid-19 testing and quarantine flaws blamed for new wave of infections

Third wave of cases in Hong Kong brings 28 new local infections over two days. Experts point to a lack of Covid-19 testing and issues with quarantine exemptions as factors.

9 Jul 2020 - 12:26PM

Third wave of cases in Hong Kong brings 28 new local infections over two days. Experts point to a lack of Covid-19 testing and issues with quarantine exemptions as factors.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong Covid-19 testing and quarantine flaws blamed for new wave of infections
Coronavirus: Cluster at Hong Kong elderly care home where operator may have ignored guidelines pushes number of new cases in city to 24

Cleaner at stricken centre in Tsz Wan Shan may have worked at another facility in same building. Nineteen of the latest infections are local, the highest single-day tally in more than three months, with several coming from an unknown source.

9 Jul 2020 - 9:20AM

Cleaner at stricken centre in Tsz Wan Shan may have worked at another facility in same building. Nineteen of the latest infections are local, the highest single-day tally in more than three months, with several coming from an unknown source.

Coronavirus: Cluster at Hong Kong elderly care home where operator may have ignored guidelines pushes number of new cases in city to 24
Hong Kong battling third wave of coronavirus infections as city confirms 14 new cases

Nine cases are local as minister says tougher social-distancing curbs may be necessary amid ‘very alarming’ situation, Care home cluster fears as resident confirmed infected, three others test positive and four members of staff there also return positive results.

8 Jul 2020 - 3:38PM

Nine cases are local as minister says tougher social-distancing curbs may be necessary amid ‘very alarming’ situation, Care home cluster fears as resident confirmed infected, three others test positive and four members of staff there also return positive results.

Hong Kong battling third wave of coronavirus infections as city confirms 14 new cases
Coronavirus: Hong Kong reviewing Covid-19 strategy, some classes suspended amid fresh threat

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says authorities will review virus-containment measures this afternoon amid six more preliminary positive cases.

7 Jul 2020 - 7:46PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says authorities will review virus-containment measures this afternoon amid six more preliminary positive cases.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong reviewing Covid-19 strategy, some classes suspended amid fresh threat
Yoga ball murder: Malaysian professor in Hong Kong who killed wife and daughter removed from Medical Council list

Anaesthesiologist Khaw Kim Sun said to be ‘unfit to be a member of the medical profession’.

7 Jul 2020 - 9:29AM

Anaesthesiologist Khaw Kim Sun said to be ‘unfit to be a member of the medical profession’.

Yoga ball murder: Malaysian professor in Hong Kong who killed wife and daughter removed from Medical Council list
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s three-week streak of zero local infections ends, as authorities consider tightening rules on test exemptions

The government is also considering tightening the rules on those granted an exemption from Covid-19 testing when entering the city.

5 Jul 2020 - 11:27PM

The government is also considering tightening the rules on those granted an exemption from Covid-19 testing when entering the city.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s three-week streak of zero local infections ends, as authorities consider tightening rules on test exemptions
Hong Kong must brace for coronavirus quarantine crunch in coming months

Public health experts warn of insufficient isolation facilities as thousands of city residents are expected to return home from high-risk countries.

5 Jul 2020 - 11:13AM

Public health experts warn of insufficient isolation facilities as thousands of city residents are expected to return home from high-risk countries.

Hong Kong must brace for coronavirus quarantine crunch in coming months
Coronavirus: Hongkonger who spent three months at airport finally enters city

The individual departed Canada on a Cathay Pacific flight heading to Vietnam, but his plans were disrupted when he tried to transit in Hong Kong. He tested negative for Covid-19 and left the airport.

4 Jul 2020 - 1:29AM

The individual departed Canada on a Cathay Pacific flight heading to Vietnam, but his plans were disrupted when he tried to transit in Hong Kong. He tested negative for Covid-19 and left the airport.

Coronavirus: Hongkonger who spent three months at airport finally enters city
Emirates to send transit passengers stranded in Hong Kong airport back to Dubai and suspend transfer of travellers through city

Ten transit passengers currently undergoing quarantine in city will be flown back to Dubai after their isolation ends on Saturday, while the Middle Eastern carrier will suspend transit services via Hong Kong airport from July 2 to 15.

2 Jul 2020 - 10:56PM

Ten transit passengers currently undergoing quarantine in city will be flown back to Dubai after their isolation ends on Saturday, while the Middle Eastern carrier will suspend transit services via Hong Kong airport from July 2 to 15.

Emirates to send transit passengers stranded in Hong Kong airport back to Dubai and suspend transfer of travellers through city
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s streak without local infection comes to an end, while city records 27 new imported cases, most from same flight

The sole locally transmitted infection involved a 46-year-old Hongkonger  ‘epidemiologically linked’ to two imported cases – her husband and son.

1 Jul 2020 - 10:38PM

The sole locally transmitted infection involved a 46-year-old Hongkonger  ‘epidemiologically linked’ to two imported cases – her husband and son.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s streak without local infection comes to an end, while city records 27 new imported cases, most from same flight
Hong Kong national security law: wire taps, warrantless searches, extraditions and deportations – what the new legislation means for you

The law applies to anyone living or any company operating in Hong Kong. Beijing’s new agency in city gets law enforcement powers, while decisions by new local committee will not be subject to judicial reviews.

1 Jul 2020 - 4:53PM

The law applies to anyone living or any company operating in Hong Kong. Beijing’s new agency in city gets law enforcement powers, while decisions by new local committee will not be subject to judicial reviews.

Hong Kong national security law: wire taps, warrantless searches, extraditions and deportations – what the new legislation means for you
Coronavirus: Hong Kong cap on public gatherings extended, though word on Macau-mainland travel bubble expected soon

Number of people allowed to gather publicly remains at 50, though bars, theatres and other venues can operate at 80 per cent capacity from Friday.

30 Jun 2020 - 10:57PM

Number of people allowed to gather publicly remains at 50, though bars, theatres and other venues can operate at 80 per cent capacity from Friday.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong cap on public gatherings extended, though word on Macau-mainland travel bubble expected soon
‘It’s not Hong Kong’s fault’: infection fears over stranded transit passengers amid Covid-19 travel restrictions

Questions raised over how group was handled and whether they were properly tested. Airlines involved still investigating how arrivals were allowed to board flights into city.

30 Jun 2020 - 1:20AM

Questions raised over how group was handled and whether they were properly tested. Airlines involved still investigating how arrivals were allowed to board flights into city.

‘It’s not Hong Kong’s fault’: infection fears over stranded transit passengers amid Covid-19 travel restrictions
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s run without local infection extends to 16 days, but 4 new imported cases confirmed

Four new imported Covid-19 cases on Monday take Hong Kong’s infected total to 1,203, with seven related deaths.

29 Jun 2020 - 7:25PM

Four new imported Covid-19 cases on Monday take Hong Kong’s infected total to 1,203, with seven related deaths.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s run without local infection extends to 16 days, but 4 new imported cases confirmed
Coronavirus: 10 who shared Emirates flight to Hong Kong with Covid-19 cases sent to quarantine centre after five days stranded at airport

It was not immediately clear how the group, at the airport for five days now, was able to board the flight from Dubai, as transit services to the mainland are not allowed.

25 Jun 2020 - 12:04AM

It was not immediately clear how the group, at the airport for five days now, was able to board the flight from Dubai, as transit services to the mainland are not allowed.

Coronavirus: 10 who shared Emirates flight to Hong Kong with Covid-19 cases sent to quarantine centre after five days stranded at airport
Coronavirus: Hong Kong suffers sixth Covid-19 death, a 72-year-old man from Sha Tin cluster, as 16 more imported cases recorded

Coronavirus patient who lived at Luk Chuen House on the Lek Yuen Estate dies at Prince of Wales Hospital on Tuesday.

23 Jun 2020 - 11:36PM

Coronavirus patient who lived at Luk Chuen House on the Lek Yuen Estate dies at Prince of Wales Hospital on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong suffers sixth Covid-19 death, a 72-year-old man from Sha Tin cluster, as 16 more imported cases recorded
Coronavirus: travel bubble plan for Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong province stalls over technical issues

Carrie Lam says officials on all sides are trying to work around 14-day mandatory quarantine rules, while travellers would also need health certificate showing they are free of coronavirus.

23 Jun 2020 - 10:55PM

Carrie Lam says officials on all sides are trying to work around 14-day mandatory quarantine rules, while travellers would also need health certificate showing they are free of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: travel bubble plan for Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong province stalls over technical issues
Coronavirus: 78-year-old woman becomes fifth Hong Kong fatality since beginning of pandemic

One of nine infected in Sha Tin’s Luk Chuen House, the woman was in stable condition when first admitted to hospital but later transferred to intensive care.

20 Jun 2020 - 11:55PM

One of nine infected in Sha Tin’s Luk Chuen House, the woman was in stable condition when first admitted to hospital but later transferred to intensive care.

Coronavirus: 78-year-old woman becomes fifth Hong Kong fatality since beginning of pandemic
National security law: plans for general strike in Hong Kong, class boycott fail to win enough support at unofficial ‘referendum’

Organisers needed 60,000 votes to call for a citywide work strike, but only 8,943 ballots were cast.

21 Jun 2020 - 1:58AM

Organisers needed 60,000 votes to call for a citywide work strike, but only 8,943 ballots were cast.

National security law: plans for general strike in Hong Kong, class boycott fail to win enough support at unofficial  ‘referendum’
Coronavirus: Hong Kong marks sixth day without local Covid-19 infection but adds three imported cases, health authorities say

The new cases from the subcontinent, aged nine to 41, up the city’s tally to 1,127 confirmed infections.

20 Jun 2020 - 2:59PM

The new cases from the subcontinent, aged nine to 41, up the city’s tally to 1,127 confirmed infections.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong marks sixth day without local Covid-19 infection but adds three imported cases, health authorities say
Coronavirus: end Hong Kong quarantine exemptions for all Beijing travellers, say experts, as city records four imported cases

Chinese capital has seen spike in cases in recent days and Hong Kong government said it would require those arriving from city to take coronavirus test, but microbiologist Ho Pak-leung says all arrivals should now face mandatory quarantine.

18 Jun 2020 - 11:52PM

Chinese capital has seen spike in cases in recent days and Hong Kong government said it would require those arriving from city to take coronavirus test, but microbiologist Ho Pak-leung says all arrivals should now face mandatory quarantine.

Coronavirus: end Hong Kong quarantine exemptions for all Beijing travellers, say experts, as city records four imported cases