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. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in political economy.

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong health authorities battle growing Covid-19 cluster with ‘super-spreader’ potential, as city launches mass vaccination drive

The outbreak linked to Mr Ming’s Chinese Dining at K11 Musea shopping centre in Tsim Sha Tsui has already ballooned to 30 infections.

27 Feb 2021 - 1:30AM

The outbreak linked to Mr Ming’s Chinese Dining at K11 Musea shopping centre in Tsim Sha Tsui has already ballooned to 30 infections.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong health authorities battle growing Covid-19 cluster with ‘super-spreader’ potential, as city launches mass vaccination drive
Number of new homes expected under Hong Kong land-sale programme plunges to 11-year low

Development chief says this year’s programme will yield only 6,000 flats for the private sector.

26 Feb 2021 - 2:42AM

Development chief says this year’s programme will yield only 6,000 flats for the private sector.

Number of new homes expected under Hong Kong land-sale programme plunges to 11-year low
Hong Kong budget 2021-22: ‘better than nothing’ but cash handouts would have been best, residents say

Many residents feel the HK$5,000 coupons offered by the government are of some help, though they would have preferred cash over digital vouchers.

25 Feb 2021 - 11:51AM

Many residents feel the HK$5,000 coupons offered by the government are of some help, though they would have preferred cash over digital vouchers.

Hong Kong budget 2021-22: ‘better than nothing’ but cash handouts would have been best, residents say
Hong Kong budget: five commercial land parcels at old airport may be used for private housing

But experts warn development of the prime area in heart of Hong Kong must be balanced as too much housing could lead to problems such as traffic jams.

24 Feb 2021 - 11:59PM

But experts warn development of the prime area in heart of Hong Kong must be balanced as too much housing could lead to problems such as traffic jams.

Hong Kong budget: five commercial land parcels at old airport may be used for private housing
Coronavirus: Hong Kong resumes lockdowns after Lunar New Year break as site cordoned off in San Po Kong

The government had carried out 26 lockdowns between January 23 and February 10.

24 Feb 2021 - 12:37AM

The government had carried out 26 lockdowns between January 23 and February 10.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong resumes lockdowns after Lunar New Year break as site cordoned off in San Po Kong
Rent control proposal for Hong Kong’s smallest homes could consider inflation, will respect property owners’ rights

Task force hopes to initiate change, but won’t set ceiling on rent or ban substandard dwellings.

21 Feb 2021 - 11:18PM

Task force hopes to initiate change, but won’t set ceiling on rent or ban substandard dwellings.

Rent control proposal for Hong Kong’s smallest homes could consider inflation, will respect property owners’ rights
Explainer | What do we know about the different Covid-19 vaccines for Hong Kong, and which one should you take?

The city has agreed to buy 22.5 million doses of vaccine, with three companies supplying 7.5 million shots each. But of the jabs coming from Sinovac Biotech, Pfizer-BioNTech, and AstraZeneca, only the first two have official approval.

24 Feb 2021 - 12:23AM

The city has agreed to buy 22.5 million doses of vaccine, with three companies supplying 7.5 million shots each. But of the jabs coming from Sinovac Biotech, Pfizer-BioNTech, and AstraZeneca, only the first two have official approval.

What do we know about the different Covid-19 vaccines for Hong Kong, and which one should you take?
Coronavirus: first batch of Sinovac jabs could be delivered to Hong Kong as early as Friday

Aviation industry workers would be among the first groups in line to be vaccinated a week later, according to a source.

18 Feb 2021 - 1:14AM

Aviation industry workers would be among the first groups in line to be vaccinated a week later, according to a source.

Coronavirus: first batch of Sinovac jabs could be delivered to Hong Kong as early as Friday
Hong Kong to ease social-distancing rules for first time in three months since Covid-19 fourth wave hit; city logs eight new cases

A government committee has backed the emergency use of the Sinovac vaccine in the city.

17 Feb 2021 - 5:44AM

A government committee has backed the emergency use of the Sinovac vaccine in the city.

Hong Kong to ease social-distancing rules for first time in three months since Covid-19 fourth wave hit; city logs eight new cases
Hong Kong high-rise project shows how prefabricated building method can get work done faster, at lower cost

Factory-made modular units are brought to worksite to be assembled and stacked.

16 Feb 2021 - 9:00AM

Factory-made modular units are brought to worksite to be assembled and stacked.

Hong Kong high-rise project shows how prefabricated building method can get work done faster, at lower cost
Hong Kong fourth wave: Covid-19 testing slots fill up as nine new cases recorded on final day of Lunar New Year holiday

Daily figure – lowest since November 18 when nine cases were also recorded – included four locally transmitted infections.

16 Feb 2021 - 12:19AM

Daily figure – lowest since November 18 when nine cases were also recorded – included four locally transmitted infections.

Hong Kong fourth wave: Covid-19 testing slots fill up as nine new cases recorded on final day of Lunar New Year holiday
Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK’s ban on BBC programming sparks questions over press freedom and ‘one country, two systems’

RTHK’s ‘worrying’ move to follow Beijing’s lead in banning BBC programmes threatens the ‘free flow of information’ on which Hong Kong has thrived, one advocate says.

12 Feb 2021 - 11:20PM

RTHK’s ‘worrying’ move to follow Beijing’s lead in banning BBC programmes threatens the ‘free flow of information’ on which Hong Kong has thrived, one advocate says.

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK’s ban on BBC programming sparks questions over press freedom and ‘one country, two systems’
Hong Kong lockdowns likely to return after Lunar New Year, as health minister urges residents to show holiday restraint while city records 24 new cases of Covid-19

Health minister Professor Sophia Chan says government sees lockdowns as ‘way of mandatory testing’ and urges residents to avoid unnecessary gatherings over holidays so some businesses can reopen next week.

12 Feb 2021 - 9:40PM

Health minister Professor Sophia Chan says government sees lockdowns as ‘way of mandatory testing’ and urges residents to avoid unnecessary gatherings over holidays so some businesses can reopen next week.

Hong Kong lockdowns likely to return after Lunar New Year, as health minister urges residents to show holiday restraint while city records 24 new cases of Covid-19
Hong Kong fourth wave: more than 70 people evacuated from rehabilitation centre over Covid-19 outbreak fears; 26 new cases logged

Residents and staff at Po Leung Kuk On Tai Rehabilitation Centre in Kwun Tong sent into quarantine after resident confirmed as infected.

10 Feb 2021 - 3:01PM

Residents and staff at Po Leung Kuk On Tai Rehabilitation Centre in Kwun Tong sent into quarantine after resident confirmed as infected.

Hong Kong fourth wave: more than 70 people evacuated from rehabilitation centre over Covid-19 outbreak fears; 26 new cases logged
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents given respite from lockdowns over Lunar New Year holiday but urged to remain vigilant

If people do not continue to practise social distancing, city could end up back at ‘square one’ after the festivities, government adviser cautions. Authorities confirm 26 new cases, order new lockdown and evacuation of rehabilitation centre.

10 Feb 2021 - 12:19AM

If people do not continue to practise social distancing, city could end up back at ‘square one’ after the festivities, government adviser cautions. Authorities confirm 26 new cases, order new lockdown and evacuation of rehabilitation centre.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents given respite from lockdowns over Lunar New Year holiday but urged to remain vigilant
Hong Kong fourth wave: single coronavirus infection of any kind in block will trigger mandatory testing for all residents

Authorities take tougher action to bring Hong Kong’s health crisis under control before Lunar New Year.

7 Feb 2021 - 10:21AM

Authorities take tougher action to bring Hong Kong’s health crisis under control before Lunar New Year.

Hong Kong fourth wave: single coronavirus infection of any kind in block will trigger mandatory testing for all residents
Coronavirus: Hong Kong Lunar New Year flower markets open with crowd control measures

Coloured alert systems in full swing at market venues, as measures align with latest goal to reduce daily infection caseload to under a dozen by holiday.

8 Feb 2021 - 11:36AM

Coloured alert systems in full swing at market venues, as measures align with latest goal to reduce daily infection caseload to under a dozen by holiday.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong Lunar New Year flower markets open with crowd control measures
Bill to better protect residents of Hong Kong’s subdivided flats in works, leader Carrie Lam says

Move comes following expert panel’s suggestion for rent controls in subdivided units and a standard tenancy agreement to protect poor families.

4 Feb 2021 - 11:11PM

Move comes following expert panel’s suggestion for rent controls in subdivided units and a standard tenancy agreement to protect poor families.

Bill to better protect residents of Hong Kong’s subdivided flats in works, leader Carrie Lam says
Coronavirus: anyone entering Hong Kong government offices will be ‘strongly encouraged’ to use Covid-19 tracing app

Government ‘strongly encourages’ workforce to use the ‘Leave Home Safe’ app when entering headquarters at Tamar.

4 Feb 2021 - 2:30AM

Government ‘strongly encourages’ workforce to use the ‘Leave Home Safe’ app when entering headquarters at Tamar.

Coronavirus: anyone entering Hong Kong government offices will be ‘strongly encouraged’ to use Covid-19 tracing app
Hong Kong fourth wave: Carrie Lam defends Covid-19 lockdown after no infections found, city confirms 50 new cases

Carrie Lam says North Point operation helped to cut chains of transmission, but no new infections detected after 475 people tested.

30 Jan 2021 - 12:47AM

Carrie Lam says North Point operation helped to cut chains of transmission, but no new infections detected after 475 people tested.

Hong Kong fourth wave: Carrie Lam defends Covid-19 lockdown after no infections found, city confirms 50 new cases
Hong Kong should reintroduce rent controls for subdivided flats, says task force, with some members wanting to limit what landlords can charge

Government-appointed group considering two recommendations from members, but landlords say it puts them at a disadvantage and argue it protects problem tenants.

26 Jan 2021 - 11:40PM

Government-appointed group considering two recommendations from members, but landlords say it puts them at a disadvantage and argue it protects problem tenants.

Hong Kong should reintroduce rent controls for subdivided flats, says task force, with some members wanting to limit what landlords can charge
Hong Kong fourth wave: ‘ambush-style’ Covid-19 lockdown takes residents of 12 Yau Ma Tei buildings by surprise

People living in buildings numbered 9-27 Pitt Street and Shun Fung Building at 3 Tung On Street were ordered to stay in their homes until tested.

27 Jan 2021 - 12:52AM

People living in buildings numbered 9-27 Pitt Street and Shun Fung Building at 3 Tung On Street were ordered to stay in their homes until tested.

Hong Kong fourth wave: ‘ambush-style’ Covid-19 lockdown takes residents of 12 Yau Ma Tei buildings by surprise
‘Chimney effect’ may be spreading Covid-19 at large private housing estate in Hong Kong, health expert says

Residents in every E flat of Block 5 have been evacuated after cases emerged on three floors. Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, who inspected the site, said they might have been exposed to infected aerosol rising up lightwells.

26 Jan 2021 - 11:00AM

Residents in every E flat of Block 5 have been evacuated after cases emerged on three floors. Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, who inspected the site, said they might have been exposed to infected aerosol rising up lightwells.

‘Chimney effect’ may be spreading Covid-19 at large private housing estate in Hong Kong, health expert says
Hong Kong lockdown: experts ask if drastic step needed after only 13 coronavirus cases uncovered; city logs 73 infections

As life returned to normal for the residents, authorities’ focus shifts to the large Laguna City private housing estate, where an outbreak may be spreading upwards.

26 Jan 2021 - 12:06AM

As life returned to normal for the residents, authorities’ focus shifts to the large Laguna City private housing estate, where an outbreak may be spreading upwards.

Hong Kong lockdown: experts ask if drastic step needed after only 13 coronavirus cases uncovered; city logs 73 infections
Coronavirus hits and misses in roller-coaster year for Hong Kong: horror cruise, rules fatigue and a call the health minister will never forget

First local cases were recorded in January 2020, and since then, city has weathered four waves of infections, each with its own challenges.

24 Jan 2021 - 10:37PM

First local cases were recorded in January 2020, and since then, city has weathered four waves of infections, each with its own challenges.

Coronavirus hits and misses in roller-coaster year for Hong Kong: horror cruise, rules fatigue and a call the health minister will never forget
Hong Kong lockdown: more than 1,700 disciplinary officers to be deployed in unprecedented move on 150 blocks in coronavirus-hit area

The most drastic measure yet in more than a year of pandemic control is expected to start early on Saturday morning.

23 Jan 2021 - 1:49PM

The most drastic measure yet in more than a year of pandemic control is expected to start early on Saturday morning.

Hong Kong lockdown: more than 1,700 disciplinary officers to be deployed in unprecedented move on 150 blocks in coronavirus-hit area
Hong Kong fourth wave: city confirms 70 new coronavirus cases, Yau Tsim Mong outbreak worsens

Around half of the 63 locally transmitted cases were in Yau Tsim Mong district.

21 Jan 2021 - 11:08PM

Around half of the 63 locally transmitted cases were in Yau Tsim Mong district.

Hong Kong fourth wave: city confirms 70 new coronavirus cases, Yau Tsim Mong outbreak worsens
Hong Kong fourth wave: half of city’s 77 new cases are from coronavirus-hit district Yau Tsim Mong

Of Wednesday’s confirmed infections, 39 hail from virus-stricken Yau Tsim Mong that is subject to widespread mandatory testing.

20 Jan 2021 - 11:56PM

Of Wednesday’s confirmed infections, 39 hail from virus-stricken Yau Tsim Mong that is subject to widespread mandatory testing.

Hong Kong fourth wave: half of city’s 77 new cases are from coronavirus-hit district Yau Tsim Mong
Hong Kong Covid-19 fourth wave: Lunar New Year flower markets to proceed, but with crowd control, officials confirm in U-turn

Health minister says authorities have to balance fighting health crisis with the demand for flowers and preparations made by farmers for festive season.

19 Jan 2021 - 11:02PM

Health minister says authorities have to balance fighting health crisis with the demand for flowers and preparations made by farmers for festive season.

Hong Kong Covid-19 fourth wave: Lunar New Year flower markets to proceed, but with crowd control, officials confirm in U-turn
Hong Kong issues isolation order for entire residential blocks for first time since Covid-19 pandemic began

Health authorities take ‘exceptional measure’ given special challenges presented in carrying out contact tracing of residents in subdivided flats.

16 Jan 2021 - 12:45AM

Health authorities take ‘exceptional measure’ given special challenges presented in carrying out contact tracing of residents in subdivided flats.

Hong Kong issues isolation order for entire residential blocks for first time since Covid-19 pandemic began