Gigi Choy

Hong Kong

Gigi Choy

Reporter, Hong Kong

 

Gigi Choy joined the Post as a reporter in 2019 and covers Hong Kong's housing, land and development policies. Previously, she interned on the Asia desk.

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Hong Kong confirms 48 new coronavirus cases as outbreak at European slaughterhouse sparks fears

Of the latest infections, 46 were locally transmitted, including 37 that were linked to previous cases.

15 Aug 2020 - 2:22AM

Of the latest infections, 46 were locally transmitted, including 37 that were linked to previous cases.

Hong Kong confirms 48 new coronavirus cases as outbreak at European slaughterhouse sparks fears
Hong Kong elections: Cheng Chung-tai becomes first opposition lawmaker to reveal he will serve out Legislative Council’s extended term

Cheng Chung-tai also challenges others in opposition to boycott Hong Kong’s entire electoral system if they refuse to join him in the legislature.

13 Aug 2020 - 11:35PM

Cheng Chung-tai also challenges others in opposition to boycott Hong Kong’s entire electoral system if they refuse to join him in the legislature.

Hong Kong elections: Cheng Chung-tai becomes first opposition lawmaker to reveal he will serve out Legislative Council’s extended term
Hong Kong subdivided flat tenants urged to complain against landlords who overcharge for utilities

Task force chairman William Leung says overcharging for water and electricity is one of the most common problems in Hong Kong.

12 Aug 2020 - 11:13PM

Task force chairman William Leung says overcharging for water and electricity is one of the most common problems in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong subdivided flat tenants urged to complain against landlords who overcharge for utilities
Hong Kong records lowest Covid-19 caseload in nearly a month at 33, as doctor suggests hospital cluster may be traced to failure to wear masks properly

Breakout at Kwong Wah Hospital may be result of uncooperative patient who ‘often removed his mask’, according to infectious disease expert.

12 Aug 2020 - 8:12AM

Breakout at Kwong Wah Hospital may be result of uncooperative patient who ‘often removed his mask’, according to infectious disease expert.

Hong Kong records lowest Covid-19 caseload in nearly a month at 33, as doctor suggests hospital cluster may be traced to failure to wear masks properly
Hong Kong third wave: doctor who visited 10 care homes among 69 new Covid-19 cases, as city extends social-distancing rules

Fatalities connected to the virus also grow by three, as men aged 85, 86 and 94 die in hospital.

10 Aug 2020 - 11:10PM

Fatalities connected to the virus also grow by three, as men aged 85, 86 and 94 die in hospital.

Hong Kong third wave: doctor who visited 10 care homes among 69 new Covid-19 cases, as city extends social-distancing rules
One-two punch of protests, coronavirus playing havoc with mental health in Hong Kong, study finds

Three-quarters of Hongkongers are experiencing negative thoughts following last year’s unrest and amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

6 Aug 2020 - 11:31PM

Three-quarters of Hongkongers are experiencing negative thoughts following last year’s unrest and amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

One-two punch of protests, coronavirus playing havoc with mental health in Hong Kong, study finds
Hong Kong third wave: dozens of domestic workers exposed to infected pair, officials say, as city confirms 95 new Covid-19 cases

Dr Ho Pak-leung says government must act quickly to avoid an outbreak similar to the one in Singapore after helper who shared accommodation with 32 others tests positive for coronavirus.

7 Aug 2020 - 12:14AM

Dr Ho Pak-leung says government must act quickly to avoid an outbreak similar to the one in Singapore after helper who shared accommodation with 32 others tests positive for coronavirus.

Hong Kong third wave: dozens of domestic workers exposed to infected pair, officials say, as city confirms 95 new Covid-19 cases
Hong Kong third wave: health officials race to find 32 domestic helpers linked to Covid-19 case, as city confirms 85 new infections and death toll rises

Job-seeking maid earlier confirmed as infected recently shared accommodation with 32 other helpers. Of Wednesday’s 85 new cases, 82 are local, 33 have unknown origins.

6 Aug 2020 - 7:45PM

Job-seeking maid earlier confirmed as infected recently shared accommodation with 32 other helpers. Of Wednesday’s 85 new cases, 82 are local, 33 have unknown origins.

Hong Kong third wave: health officials race to find 32 domestic helpers linked to Covid-19 case, as city confirms 85 new infections and death toll rises
Hong Kong third wave: growing Covid-19 clusters at two wet markets spark fears of wider outbreaks as city records 80 new cases and four deaths

Five cases have been linked to four fish stalls at Hung Hom market while 10 others, including cleaners and workers at stores, have also been infected. Two cases have also been tied to To Kwa Wan market.

5 Aug 2020 - 9:15AM

Five cases have been linked to four fish stalls at Hung Hom market while 10 others, including cleaners and workers at stores, have also been infected. Two cases have also been tied to To Kwa Wan market.

Hong Kong third wave: growing Covid-19 clusters at two wet markets spark fears of wider outbreaks as city records 80 new cases and four deaths
Hong Kong third wave: Covid-19 social-distancing rules extended for another week as city breaks 12-day streak of triple-digit infections

Total tally of infections now stands at 3,589, with 38 related deaths.

4 Aug 2020 - 12:32AM

Total tally of infections now stands at 3,589, with 38 related deaths.

Hong Kong third wave: Covid-19 social-distancing rules extended for another week as city breaks 12-day streak of triple-digit infections
Hong Kong third wave: Financial Secretary Paul Chan warns government handouts won’t last, even as Covid-19 piles more pressure on economy

Economic conditions likely to be even tougher in third quarter if Covid-19 crisis endures, Paul Chan says. He warns against long-term reliance on endless government relief measures, looks to Greater Bay Area to help city’s recovery.

2 Aug 2020 - 11:35PM

Economic conditions likely to be even tougher in third quarter if Covid-19 crisis endures, Paul Chan says. He warns against long-term reliance on endless government relief measures, looks to Greater Bay Area to help city’s recovery.

Hong Kong third wave: Financial Secretary Paul Chan warns government handouts won’t last, even as Covid-19 piles more pressure on economy
Hong Kong third wave: officials to prioritise next round of testing for Covid-19 as first experts from mainland China arrive to help with fight

Teams from across the border will help local authorities carry out wider screening and construct a makeshift hospital. Assistance comes as city reports 115 new cases and another two deaths.

3 Aug 2020 - 1:04PM

Teams from across the border will help local authorities carry out wider screening and construct a makeshift hospital. Assistance comes as city reports 115 new cases and another two deaths.

Hong Kong third wave: officials to prioritise next round of testing for Covid-19 as first experts from mainland China arrive to help with fight
Hong Kong third wave: 115 new Covid-19 cases emerge and elderly patient dies

But for the first time in six weeks, none of the latest infections are imported.

3 Aug 2020 - 10:30AM

But for the first time in six weeks, none of the latest infections are imported.

Hong Kong third wave: 115 new Covid-19 cases emerge and elderly patient dies
Coronavirus: Hong Kong restaurant owners scramble to cope with government’s U-turn on dine in, as workers are allowed to have lunch indoors

Government opens at least one community hall in every district for people to have lunch, while restaurant owners slam dine-in ban as a ‘failed surgery by an incompetent doctor’.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:13PM

Government opens at least one community hall in every district for people to have lunch, while restaurant owners slam dine-in ban as a ‘failed surgery by an incompetent doctor’.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong restaurant owners scramble to cope with government’s U-turn on dine in, as workers are allowed to have lunch indoors
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s workers have lunch in parks, construction sites, as dine-in ban kicks in amid third wave

Some workers find the government’s move ‘unreasonable’, while others say they are willing to adjust for the sake of public health.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:14PM

Some workers find the government’s move ‘unreasonable’, while others say they are willing to adjust for the sake of public health.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s workers have lunch in parks, construction sites, as dine-in ban kicks in amid third wave
Explainer | Hong Kong Covid-19 third wave: do you need to wear a mask if you exercise outdoors … or should you exercise at all?

Unlike in Singapore, mask-wearing exceptions do not apply to people who want to work up a sweat outdoors.

28 Jul 2020 - 2:16PM

Unlike in Singapore, mask-wearing exceptions do not apply to people who want to work up a sweat outdoors.

Hong Kong Covid-19 third wave: do you need to wear a mask if you exercise outdoors … or should you exercise at all?
Hong Kong third wave: no sign of Covid-19 crisis easing as city records 128 new cases

Of the new cases, 68 were linked to other infections, 25 were imported and the authorities were still tracing the sources of the other 35.

26 Jul 2020 - 7:41PM

Of the new cases, 68 were linked to other infections, 25 were imported and the authorities were still tracing the sources of the other 35.

Hong Kong third wave: no sign of Covid-19 crisis easing as city records 128 new cases
Hong Kong third wave: health experts question ‘late’ move to plug Covid-19 loopholes for seafarers and aircrew as city records another 128 infections

Health experts query why changes affecting seafarers, aircrew will only come into effect from Wednesday rather than immediately.

27 Jul 2020 - 6:40AM

Health experts query why changes affecting seafarers, aircrew will only come into effect from Wednesday rather than immediately.

Hong Kong third wave: health experts question ‘late’ move to plug Covid-19 loopholes for seafarers and aircrew as city records another 128 infections
Hong Kong third wave: fresh record set with 118 Covid-19 cases as city confronts risk from infected crew aboard cargo ships

More than 100 seamen isolated aboard vessels after six tested positive for the virus. Government urged to require arriving maritime workers to undergo mandatory quarantine.

24 Jul 2020 - 11:49AM

More than 100 seamen isolated aboard vessels after six tested positive for the virus. Government urged to require arriving maritime workers to undergo mandatory quarantine.

Hong Kong third wave: fresh record set with 118 Covid-19 cases as city confronts risk from infected crew aboard cargo ships
HKDSE 2020: How one student with a disability pursues her dream of becoming a graphic designer

Mary Lam Ka-yan, who has cerebral palsy, did basic copybook exercises every day to increase her writing speed in preparation for the public exam.

23 Jul 2020 - 3:22PM

Mary Lam Ka-yan, who has cerebral palsy, did basic copybook exercises every day to increase her writing speed in preparation for the public exam.

HKDSE 2020: How one student with a disability pursues her dream of becoming a graphic designer
How Hong Kong’s special-needs students overcome adversity to pursue their dreams

Mary Lam, 21, was one of 3,156 students with special educational needs who took the DSE exams this year, up about 2 per cent from 2019.

23 Jul 2020 - 7:00AM

Mary Lam, 21, was one of 3,156 students with special educational needs who took the DSE exams this year, up about 2 per cent from 2019.

How Hong Kong’s special-needs students overcome adversity to pursue their dreams
Hong Kong third wave: infection of three health workers at Tuen Mun Eye Centre sparks Covid-19 cluster fears as city marks grim milestone

Three clerks in contact with hundreds of patients at Tuen Mun Eye Centre among 64 new cases. Number of people confirmed with Covid-19 in Hong Kong surpasses the 1,755 recorded for severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003.

18 Jul 2020 - 11:56PM

Three clerks in contact with hundreds of patients at Tuen Mun Eye Centre among 64 new cases. Number of people confirmed with Covid-19 in Hong Kong surpasses the 1,755 recorded for severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003.

Hong Kong third wave: infection of three health workers at Tuen Mun Eye Centre sparks Covid-19 cluster fears as city marks grim milestone
Hong Kong third wave: union urges government to allow civil servants to work from home

At least 10 staff have recently been confirmed as infected. But the Hong Kong government has stopped short of reintroducing across-the-board remote working for its employees.

18 Jul 2020 - 4:59AM

At least 10 staff have recently been confirmed as infected. But the Hong Kong government has stopped short of reintroducing across-the-board remote working for its employees.

Hong Kong third wave: union urges government to allow civil servants to work from home
Hong Kong third wave: taxi drivers to receive free coronavirus tests

Measure is part of government effort to screen groups deemed at high risk of contracting the virus. Drivers can book appointments by phone and drop off sample at any of four collection centres.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:21PM

Measure is part of government effort to screen groups deemed at high risk of contracting the virus. Drivers can book appointments by phone and drop off sample at any of four collection centres.

Hong Kong third wave: taxi drivers to receive free coronavirus tests
Hong Kong third wave: chicken hotpot for HK$1 and half-price takeaway, restaurants slash prices as new social-distancing measures begin to bite

With social-distancing measures restricting city’s food outlets to takeaway only between 6pm and 5am, some are flooding social media with offers to drum-up business.

15 Jul 2020 - 10:53PM

With social-distancing measures restricting city’s food outlets to takeaway only between 6pm and 5am, some are flooding social media with offers to drum-up business.

Hong Kong third wave: chicken hotpot for HK$1 and half-price takeaway, restaurants slash prices as new social-distancing measures begin to bite
Hong Kong’s Covid-19 third wave ‘most severe’, with 61 new confirmed and provisional infections

Top health official says recent surge eclipses the rush of cases in March, with source of so many infections now unknown.

15 Jul 2020 - 9:13PM

Top health official says recent surge eclipses the rush of cases in March, with source of so many infections now unknown.

Hong Kong’s Covid-19 third wave ‘most severe’, with 61 new confirmed and provisional infections
Hong Kong’s elite say final farewell to ‘King of Gambling’ Stanley Ho

Political and business leaders attend funeral service on Friday afternoon, while Chinese President Xi Jinping and British royal family among those to send condolences.

10 Jul 2020 - 11:13PM

Political and business leaders attend funeral service on Friday afternoon, while Chinese President Xi Jinping and British royal family among those to send condolences.

Hong Kong’s elite say final farewell to ‘King of Gambling’ Stanley Ho
Hong Kong’s swimming booking system rakes in profits for some sports groups, leaves others high and dry, ombudsman finds

Government’s hands-off approach allows some sports groups to cash-in on pool reservations, leaves others high and dry, according to watchdog report.

10 Jul 2020 - 5:34AM

Government’s hands-off approach allows some sports groups to cash-in on pool reservations, leaves others high and dry, according to watchdog report.

Hong Kong’s swimming booking system rakes in profits for some sports groups, leaves others high and dry, ombudsman finds
‘Low-charge beds’ in Hong Kong private hospitals underutilised, ombudsman says

Winnie Chiu says facilities in two private hospitals in Hong Kong are not being used to their full capacity.

9 Jul 2020 - 11:17PM

Winnie Chiu says facilities in two private hospitals in Hong Kong are not being used to their full capacity.

‘Low-charge beds’ in Hong Kong private hospitals underutilised, ombudsman says
Hong Kong national security law: new head of Beijing office in city vows agents will not trample on people’s rights

Zheng Yanxiong says law was enacted for well-being of city’s residents and office would operate in ‘accordance with the law’.

8 Jul 2020 - 11:56PM

Zheng Yanxiong says law was enacted for well-being of city’s residents and office would operate in ‘accordance with the law’.

Hong Kong national security law: new head of Beijing office in city vows agents will not trample on people’s rights