Gigi Choy

Hong Kong

Gigi Choy

Reporter, Hong Kong

 

Gigi Choy joined the Post as a reporter in 2019. She covered health in Hong Kong, as well as the city’s housing, land and development policies. Gigi graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in political economy.

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Hong Kong pandemic expert says infections must fall further before resuming contact tracing as city reports 366 Covid cases

Health officials reported 366 Covid-19 infections on Friday, including 14 imported cases, and 11 additional deaths.

Health officials reported 366 Covid-19 infections on Friday, including 14 imported cases, and 11 additional deaths.

29 Apr 2022 - 10:32PM
Hong Kong urged to allow elderly travellers to quarantine at home after veteran actor Kenneth Tsang dies at quarantine hotel

Health official says actor did not respond after contractors knocked on his door for random Covid-19 test.

Health official says actor did not respond after contractors knocked on his door for random Covid-19 test.

28 Apr 2022 - 10:18PM
Tributes pour in for Hong Kong actor Kenneth Tsang, a ‘good brother’ and stalwart of local entertainment scene

Veteran actor, also known as Tsang Kong, was found dead in a room at Kowloon Hotel, where he was undergoing quarantine.

Veteran actor, also known as Tsang Kong, was found dead in a room at Kowloon Hotel, where he was undergoing quarantine.

27 Apr 2022 - 11:19PM
Hong Kong kindergartens run by ESF to resume face-to-face classes ahead of schedule following U-turn by authorities

Pupils to return to classrooms at five ESF kindergartens on Wednesday, with original plan for gradual return of children in May scrapped.

Pupils to return to classrooms at five ESF kindergartens on Wednesday, with original plan for gradual return of children in May scrapped.

27 Apr 2022 - 10:00AM
Hong Kong health authorities report few patients receiving oral Covid-19 pills from private family doctors amid recent fall in cases

Number of overall patients prescribed molnupiravir and Paxlovid by private health clinics has fallen to single-digits, health official says.

Number of overall patients prescribed molnupiravir and Paxlovid by private health clinics has fallen to single-digits, health official says.

23 Apr 2022 - 11:52PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to allow foreigners to fly into city starting next month, government to ease flight suspension threshold

City will also relax threshold for suspending incoming flights carrying infected people starting on May 1.

City will also relax threshold for suspending incoming flights carrying infected people starting on May 1.

23 Apr 2022 - 2:47PM
Explainer | Recovered from Covid-19? How to get electronic proof and use it in Hong Kong’s vaccine pass scheme

New QR code, valid for six months, will be seen as equal to one shot of a coronavirus vaccine for the pass scheme.

New QR code, valid for six months, will be seen as equal to one shot of a coronavirus vaccine for the pass scheme.

21 Apr 2022 - 2:04PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: new QR code for recovered residents will be accepted for vaccine pass, officials reveal, as at-home vaccination bookings open for elderly and disabled

New QR code is valid for six months from date of resident’s recovery and will be viewed as equal to one jab for purposes of vaccine pass.

New QR code is valid for six months from date of resident’s recovery and will be viewed as equal to one jab for purposes of vaccine pass.

19 Apr 2022 - 10:04PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong reports 747 new infections, fewest Covid-linked deaths in nearly 2 months, as residents enjoy Easter break

Health authorities also reported 29 Covid-linked deaths.

Health authorities also reported 29 Covid-linked deaths.

17 Apr 2022 - 11:09PM
Hong Kong hiker dies after being swept into sea while ‘taking photos’ near Shek O

Victim was said to be taking photos when he accidentally fell into the waters near Shek O.

Victim was said to be taking photos when he accidentally fell into the waters near Shek O.

16 Apr 2022 - 1:37PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong turns corner in fifth wave with 946 new infections, daily caseload below 4 digits for first time in more than 2 months

Home vaccination scheme for elderly and disabled set to launch, with applications to open on Tuesday.

Home vaccination scheme for elderly and disabled set to launch, with applications to open on Tuesday.

16 Apr 2022 - 5:49AM
Hong Kong police issue almost HK$90 million in fines over 11 months to more than 21,600 people for Covid-19 rule breaches

Police say 21,613 fixed-penalty notices amounting to HK$89.98 million in fines were issued between April 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022.

Police say 21,613 fixed-penalty notices amounting to HK$89.98 million in fines were issued between April 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022.

13 Apr 2022 - 1:12AM
Hong Kong leader to reveal plans this week for easing social-distancing curbs and returning to schools as number of cases falls below 2,000

Chief Executive Carrie Lam reminds residents to observe social distancing, test themselves as more people venture outside amid recent good weather.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam reminds residents to observe social distancing, test themselves as more people venture outside amid recent good weather.

10 Apr 2022 - 10:21PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong elderly urged to start getting fourth Covid jab immediately as city begins voluntary mass testing exercise; 2,492 cases reported

Civil service minister Patrick Nip says older residents who received their third dose at least three months ago can simply walk into vaccination venues to get their fourth doses from Friday.

Civil service minister Patrick Nip says older residents who received their third dose at least three months ago can simply walk into vaccination venues to get their fourth doses from Friday.

8 Apr 2022 - 9:32PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: government to spend additional HK$12 billion on revamped wage subsidy scheme

‘We call this the ultimate version, because we can say that we have concretely accepted all the comments and proposed improvements,’ city leader Carrie Lam says.

‘We call this the ultimate version, because we can say that we have concretely accepted all the comments and proposed improvements,’ city leader Carrie Lam says.

7 Apr 2022 - 8:34PM
Explainer | Hong Kong is calling for a 3-day voluntary mass Covid-19 testing exercise. Here’s what you need to know

Authorities have urged residents to test themselves daily from April 8 to 10, using kits sent to their homes.

Authorities have urged residents to test themselves daily from April 8 to 10, using kits sent to their homes.

8 Apr 2022 - 8:12PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: ‘residents who test positive in mass voluntary screening can isolate at home’ as city records 2,777 cases

However, if a patient’s living environment is too crowded, or is also home to high-risk people, they will still be required to go to a government isolation facility.

However, if a patient’s living environment is too crowded, or is also home to high-risk people, they will still be required to go to a government isolation facility.

6 Apr 2022 - 11:36PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader calls for society to spread positivity as city confirms 6,981 cases, 135 deaths

City leader Carrie Lam says media should report on ‘good people and good things’ in response to warning of ‘crisis level’ suicide rate from university report.

City leader Carrie Lam says media should report on ‘good people and good things’ in response to warning of ‘crisis level’ suicide rate from university report.

31 Mar 2022 - 12:19AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader concedes anti-pandemic measures contributed to brain drain, ‘fully understands’ anxiety of diplomats, business delegates

Carrie Lam reveals she had a virtual meeting with diplomats and representatives of the business community on Tuesday to explain Hong Kong’s latest situation, respond to their worries.

Carrie Lam reveals she had a virtual meeting with diplomats and representatives of the business community on Tuesday to explain Hong Kong’s latest situation, respond to their worries.

30 Mar 2022 - 10:11PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to double fine for breaching quarantine orders to HK$10,000 as health experts warn of holiday rebound in cases

Nine amendments under the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation will come into effect from Thursday.

Nine amendments under the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation will come into effect from Thursday.

30 Mar 2022 - 12:20AM
Coronavirus: actual Covid death rate could be lower than official record suggests, Hong Kong leader says

Conceding that about a quarter of the city’s population could have already contracted the coronavirus, Carrie Lam says ‘much public health data might need to be analysed and reviewed again’.

Conceding that about a quarter of the city’s population could have already contracted the coronavirus, Carrie Lam says ‘much public health data might need to be analysed and reviewed again’.

29 Mar 2022 - 2:48AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam fuels talk she may not seek re-election after comments on leaving pandemic probe to next administration

Chief executive says it will be up to the next administration to conduct a full investigation into the handling of the pandemic, and offers herself as an adviser.

Chief executive says it will be up to the next administration to conduct a full investigation into the handling of the pandemic, and offers herself as an adviser.

27 Mar 2022 - 11:05PM
Hong Kong concern group accuses officials of failing to enforce new tenancy control law for subdivided flats

The law contains provisions aimed at preventing vulnerable tenants being taken advantage of, but ‘not much has changed’ since it went into effect, advocates say.

The law contains provisions aimed at preventing vulnerable tenants being taken advantage of, but ‘not much has changed’ since it went into effect, advocates say.

23 Mar 2022 - 8:10AM
Covid-19: Suspension of Hong Kong mass testing plan does not mean city can ‘lie flat’, top Chinese expert warns, even as tough rules begin to ease

Dr Liang Wannian says putting the testing scheme on hold is a scientifically based decision made in accordance with the city’s latest pandemic situation.

Dr Liang Wannian says putting the testing scheme on hold is a scientifically based decision made in accordance with the city’s latest pandemic situation.

23 Mar 2022 - 12:35AM
Explainer | Hong Kong quarantine and social-distancing rules: the city is revamping Covid-19 measures again ... Here’s what you need to know

Travel restrictions will be eased starting April 1, while in-person classes are set to resume from April 19 and social-distancing curbs relaxed in three phases from April 21.

Travel restrictions will be eased starting April 1, while in-person classes are set to resume from April 19 and social-distancing curbs relaxed in three phases from April 21.

27 Mar 2022 - 4:30PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to lift flight bans, reduce quarantine for arrivals as 14,068 new Covid cases reported

Carrie Lam reveals changes to quarantine measures for travellers, with the current 14-day period to be cut to seven if they test negative on the sixth and seventh day from arrival.

Carrie Lam reveals changes to quarantine measures for travellers, with the current 14-day period to be cut to seven if they test negative on the sixth and seventh day from arrival.

21 Mar 2022 - 8:01PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: Carrie Lam set to reveal eased pandemic measures on Monday, caseload drops to 14,149

City leader notes downward trend in infections but warns that a rebound could still surface, mentions also that those infected in fifth wave to be excused from testing in building lockdowns.

City leader notes downward trend in infections but warns that a rebound could still surface, mentions also that those infected in fifth wave to be excused from testing in building lockdowns.

20 Mar 2022 - 11:26PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong could ease flight bans, class suspensions next week, city leader says, as 21,650 cases reported

The measures up for review also include lengthy quarantine periods for incoming travellers, with an announcement also due on a controversial plan for universal Covid-19 testing.

The measures up for review also include lengthy quarantine periods for incoming travellers, with an announcement also due on a controversial plan for universal Covid-19 testing.

18 Mar 2022 - 1:17AM
Hong Kong private hospitals pledge to reserve 1,000 beds for non-Covid patients as city reports 27,765 infections

Move by 13 private hospitals expected to help ease pressure on public health care system, with more than 30 per cent of manpower needed to staff them.

Move by 13 private hospitals expected to help ease pressure on public health care system, with more than 30 per cent of manpower needed to staff them.

15 Mar 2022 - 10:28PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: 3.6 million residents infected and nearly 1 million more cases to come, university team says

University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Medicine predicts 4.5 million residents will catch virus during fifth wave.

University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Medicine predicts 4.5 million residents will catch virus during fifth wave.

15 Mar 2022 - 11:05PM