Years of lethargy have set Hong Kong on its way to an entrenched housing crisis, with homes growing smaller but more expensive.
Health officials reported 366 Covid-19 infections on Friday, including 14 imported cases, and 11 additional deaths.
Health official says actor did not respond after contractors knocked on his door for random Covid-19 test.
Veteran actor, also known as Tsang Kong, was found dead in a room at Kowloon Hotel, where he was undergoing quarantine.
Pupils to return to classrooms at five ESF kindergartens on Wednesday, with original plan for gradual return of children in May scrapped.
Number of overall patients prescribed molnupiravir and Paxlovid by private health clinics has fallen to single-digits, health official says.
City will also relax threshold for suspending incoming flights carrying infected people starting on May 1.
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 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.
Health authorities also reported 29 Covid-linked deaths.
Victim was said to be taking photos when he accidentally fell into the waters near Shek O.
Home vaccination scheme for elderly and disabled set to launch, with applications to open on Tuesday.
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.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam reminds residents to observe social distancing, test themselves as more people venture outside amid recent good weather.
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.
‘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.
Authorities have urged residents to test themselves daily from April 8 to 10, using kits sent to their homes.
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.
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.
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.
Nine amendments under the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation will come into effect from Thursday.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.