Kathleen Magramo

Hong Kong

Kathleen Magramo

Reporter, Hong Kong

Kathleen joined the Post as a reporter in 2019 and covers Hong Kong's economy, tourism and retail. Previously, she was an intern at Asian Private Banker. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in politics and journalism.

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Health authorities warn of bacterial infection risk after dozens of cases in Hong Kong tied to same sources of freshwater fish

Since September, 79 cases of invasive Group B Streptococcus bacteria infection have been detected in patients at public hospitals, with a cluster of more than half linked to common sources of freshwater fish, Centre for Health Protection says

Since September, 79 cases of invasive Group B Streptococcus bacteria infection have been detected in patients at public hospitals, with a cluster of more than half linked to common sources of freshwater fish, Centre for Health Protection says

Health authorities warn of bacterial infection risk after dozens of cases in Hong Kong tied to same sources of freshwater fish
4 hours ago
Coronavirus: scramble for Hong Kong quarantine rooms leaves several hotels fully booked for first two weeks of December

About 10 quarantine hotels have no rooms left for first half of December, Post analysis reveals, with many of the 40 designated facilities still to reveal their availability.

About 10 quarantine hotels have no rooms left for first half of December, Post analysis reveals, with many of the 40 designated facilities still to reveal their availability.

Coronavirus: scramble for Hong Kong quarantine rooms leaves several hotels fully booked for first two weeks of December
20 Oct 2021 - 10:58PM
Hong Kong Observatory predicts colder weather ahead, but expert says you don’t need your winter wardrobe just yet

Hong Kong Observatory predicts cold front over mainland China will bring lower temperatures to the city this weekend, but forecaster says winter coats can stay in the closet.

Hong Kong Observatory predicts cold front over mainland China will bring lower temperatures to the city this weekend, but forecaster says winter coats can stay in the closet.

Hong Kong Observatory predicts colder weather ahead, but expert says you don’t need your winter wardrobe just yet
20 Oct 2021 - 8:37PM
Hong Kong’s annual Wine & Dine Festival reinvents itself as ‘do-it-yourself’ experience

The expo is leaving behind its former digs on the Central waterfront in favour of self-guided tours, pop-ups and small-scale tastings.

The expo is leaving behind its former digs on the Central waterfront in favour of self-guided tours, pop-ups and small-scale tastings.

Hong Kong’s annual Wine & Dine Festival reinvents itself as ‘do-it-yourself’ experience
19 Oct 2021 - 11:41PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong adds 1,500 quarantine rooms ahead of Christmas holidays as 5 more hotels join approved list

Government increases number of approved facilities to 40 hotels providing total of about 11,500 rooms, taking effect on December 1. City confirms two new imported Covid-19 infections, both carrying the L452R mutant strain.

Government increases number of approved facilities to 40 hotels providing total of about 11,500 rooms, taking effect on December 1. City confirms two new imported Covid-19 infections, both carrying the L452R mutant strain.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong adds 1,500 quarantine rooms ahead of Christmas holidays as 5 more hotels join approved list
19 Oct 2021 - 11:05PM
Hong Kong Disneyland makes ‘happiest place on earth’ a little more expensive, as locals cover cost of 6 years of losses

Theme park to raise cost of annual passes as it looks to locals to cover losses of past 6 years. Lawmaker Yiu Si-wing says he thinks price increases are justified and Hongkongers will be happy to pay more.

Theme park to raise cost of annual passes as it looks to locals to cover losses of past 6 years. Lawmaker Yiu Si-wing says he thinks price increases are justified and Hongkongers will be happy to pay more.

Hong Kong Disneyland makes ‘happiest place on earth’ a little more expensive, as locals cover cost of 6 years of losses
19 Oct 2021 - 12:02AM
Hong Kong police rescue family of 12 when speedboat capsizes off Tai Po

The family members, including a nine-year-old boy, were pulled from the water about 100 metres from Sam Mun Tsai village.

The family members, including a nine-year-old boy, were pulled from the water about 100 metres from Sam Mun Tsai village.

Hong Kong police rescue family of 12 when speedboat capsizes off Tai Po
17 Oct 2021 - 2:50PM
Former Hong Kong police brass injured in Tsim Sha Tsui robbery

A source identified the victim as former assistant police commissioner Kevin Woods.

A source identified the victim as former assistant police commissioner Kevin Woods.

Former Hong Kong police brass injured in Tsim Sha Tsui robbery
16 Oct 2021 - 7:55PM
Former Hong Kong leader CY Leung weighs in on Tiananmen statue row, calls for boycott of US law firm for reportedly cutting ties with university

Former Hong Kong leader accuses Mayer Brown of political interference after it reportedly stops representing University of Hong Kong over removal order for Pillar of Shame.

Former Hong Kong leader accuses Mayer Brown of political interference after it reportedly stops representing University of Hong Kong over removal order for Pillar of Shame.

Former Hong Kong leader CY Leung weighs in on Tiananmen statue row, calls for boycott of US law firm for reportedly cutting ties with university
16 Oct 2021 - 11:13PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: Russian diplomat tests positive during home isolation, reigniting criticism of city’s quarantine exemptions

Man identified by a source as Russia’s deputy consul-general tests positive for Covid-19 during home confinement. Health expert says exemptions system puts communities at risk.

Man identified by a source as Russia’s deputy consul-general tests positive for Covid-19 during home confinement. Health expert says exemptions system puts communities at risk.

Coronavirus Hong Kong: Russian diplomat tests positive during home isolation, reigniting criticism of city’s quarantine exemptions
16 Oct 2021 - 2:04AM
Teachers at Hong Kong’s kindergartens, semi-private schools next in line for Basic Law test, education chief says

Sections covering national security law topics could also eventually be added, according to Kevin Yeung.

Sections covering national security law topics could also eventually be added, according to Kevin Yeung.

Teachers at Hong Kong’s kindergartens, semi-private schools next in line for Basic Law test, education chief says
15 Oct 2021 - 11:58PM
Hong Kong storms expose city’s plastic pollution problem, with beaches closed after huge piles of rubbish are washed ashore

Typhoon Kompasu and Tropical Storm Lionrock return rubbish dumped in sea to city’s shores, leaving large clean-up operation ahead.

Typhoon Kompasu and Tropical Storm Lionrock return rubbish dumped in sea to city’s shores, leaving large clean-up operation ahead.

Hong Kong storms expose city’s plastic pollution problem, with beaches closed after huge piles of rubbish are washed ashore
14 Oct 2021 - 11:23PM
Stock market closed, No 8 warning signal to remain until 4pm as Typhoon Kompasu lashes Hong Kong with heavy rain

Schools and government services suspended as Kompasu, upgraded to a typhoon, comes within 360km to the south of the city on Wednesday morning.

Schools and government services suspended as Kompasu, upgraded to a typhoon, comes within 360km to the south of the city on Wednesday morning.

Stock market closed, No 8 warning signal to remain until 4pm as Typhoon Kompasu lashes Hong Kong with heavy rain
13 Oct 2021 - 12:20PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong may need to adopt Macau’s suspension mechanism for quarantine-free travel with mainland China, government adviser says

Government adviser says city can look into Macau’s system with mainland China, where quarantine-free travel is stopped if one Covid-19 infection is found in the community.

Government adviser says city can look into Macau’s system with mainland China, where quarantine-free travel is stopped if one Covid-19 infection is found in the community.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong may need to adopt Macau’s suspension mechanism for quarantine-free travel with mainland China, government adviser says
12 Oct 2021 - 12:22AM
Hong Kong facing another shutdown as Observatory warns No 8 signal could be up by afternoon with Tropical Cyclone Kompasu drawing near

Kindergartens closed for day, some ferry routes suspended as city braces for second major storm in just days.

Kindergartens closed for day, some ferry routes suspended as city braces for second major storm in just days.

Hong Kong facing another shutdown as Observatory warns No 8 signal could be up by afternoon with Tropical Cyclone Kompasu drawing near
12 Oct 2021 - 11:33AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s first locally detected case since August bears similarities with recent British infections but origin remains a mystery, researchers say

Genome-sequencing testing on 48-year-old coronavirus patient reveals resemblance to infections detected last month in Britain. Hong Kong confirms eight new coronavirus cases, all imported.

Genome-sequencing testing on 48-year-old coronavirus patient reveals resemblance to infections detected last month in Britain. Hong Kong confirms eight new coronavirus cases, all imported.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s first locally detected case since August bears similarities with recent British infections but origin remains a mystery, researchers say
9 Oct 2021 - 10:15PM
Number of foreign companies in Hong Kong rises slightly, with influx of mainland Chinese firms offsetting departures

As of June 1, there were 9,049 overseas companies operating in the city, 24 more than the year before, with an influx of mainland Chinese firms offsetting departures.

As of June 1, there were 9,049 overseas companies operating in the city, 24 more than the year before, with an influx of mainland Chinese firms offsetting departures.

Number of foreign companies in Hong Kong rises slightly, with influx of mainland Chinese firms offsetting departures
8 Oct 2021 - 1:55AM
Carrie Lam policy address: boosting northern Hong Kong economy behind plan for new rail links between city and mainland China

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam leader unveils plans for five new infrastructure projects to complement development of Northern Metropolis, but doubts raised over ability of existing network to handle influx of passengers.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam leader unveils plans for five new infrastructure projects to complement development of Northern Metropolis, but doubts raised over ability of existing network to handle influx of passengers.

Carrie Lam policy address: boosting northern Hong Kong economy behind plan for new rail links between city and mainland China
20 Oct 2021 - 1:30AM
Carrie Lam policy address: cash subsidy boost for elderly, HK$32.9 billion to close pension system loophole among social safety net measures

Those under the Old Age Living Allowance scheme are set to receive HK$3,815 per month from second half of 2022, with the current two payments combined into one subsidy.

Those under the Old Age Living Allowance scheme are set to receive HK$3,815 per month from second half of 2022, with the current two payments combined into one subsidy.

Carrie Lam policy address: cash subsidy boost for elderly, HK$32.9 billion to close pension system loophole among social safety net measures
7 Oct 2021 - 1:58AM
Hong Kong set to transform innovation and technology strategies with deserted areas near border with mainland China earmarked for IT development

Policy blueprint will result in restructuring of Innovation and Technology Bureau to reflect importance of the city’s re-industrialisation

Policy blueprint will result in restructuring of Innovation and Technology Bureau to reflect importance of the city’s re-industrialisation

Hong Kong set to transform innovation and technology strategies with deserted areas near border with mainland China earmarked for IT development
6 Oct 2021 - 11:37PM
Hong Kong’s ‘cruises to nowhere’ keeping laid-off tourism, service workers afloat with new jobs

Genting Cruise Lines has so far hired more than 100 Hongkongers as crew members; about 40,000 vaccinated passengers have taken the short voyages since they first launched.

Genting Cruise Lines has so far hired more than 100 Hongkongers as crew members; about 40,000 vaccinated passengers have taken the short voyages since they first launched.

Hong Kong’s ‘cruises to nowhere’ keeping laid-off tourism, service workers afloat with new jobs
4 Oct 2021 - 11:13AM
Hong Kong freezes domestic helper wages for second straight year, officials point to coronavirus-hit economy as factor for denying pay rise

Minimum wage for foreign domestic workers to remain at HK$4,630 a month following annual government review, though food allowance is increasing.

Minimum wage for foreign domestic workers to remain at HK$4,630 a month following annual government review, though food allowance is increasing.

Hong Kong freezes domestic helper wages for second straight year, officials point to coronavirus-hit economy as factor for denying pay rise
30 Sep 2021 - 11:01PM
Hong Kong’s Octopus is hottest platform for HK$5,000 e-vouchers, users spend big on groceries, care products and cosmetics

Consumers mostly splurged on groceries, care products and cosmetics.

Consumers mostly splurged on groceries, care products and cosmetics.

Hong Kong’s Octopus is hottest platform for HK$5,000 e-vouchers, users spend big on groceries, care products and cosmetics
29 Sep 2021 - 9:19PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: 200 extra quarantine slots ‘nowhere near enough’ to ease city shortage of domestic helpers

Employers can attempt from Monday to book one of the Penny’s Bay quarantine slots for domestic helpers under a revised system.

Employers can attempt from Monday to book one of the Penny’s Bay quarantine slots for domestic helpers under a revised system.

Coronavirus Hong Kong: 200 extra quarantine slots ‘nowhere near enough’ to ease city shortage of domestic helpers
28 Sep 2021 - 10:27PM
Coronavirus: Tuen Mun school becomes first in Hong Kong to return to full-day classes for all after hitting vaccination targets

Ho Ngai College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen) returns to pre-pandemic schedule after 74 per cent of students, 85 per cent of faculty meet jab requirements.

Ho Ngai College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen) returns to pre-pandemic schedule after 74 per cent of students, 85 per cent of faculty meet jab requirements.

Coronavirus: Tuen Mun school becomes first in Hong Kong to return to full-day classes for all after hitting vaccination targets
27 Sep 2021 - 10:34PM
Paying more for domestic helpers: Hong Kong’s supply of such workers shrinks, forcing desperate employers into ‘bidding war’

Flight bans hit helper arrivals from Philippines and Indonesia, 21-day quarantine adds to costs employers must bear.

Flight bans hit helper arrivals from Philippines and Indonesia, 21-day quarantine adds to costs employers must bear.

Paying more for domestic helpers: Hong Kong’s supply of such workers shrinks, forcing desperate employers into ‘bidding war’
25 Sep 2021 - 11:59PM
‘Breakthrough’ blueprint for revitalising two old Hong Kong areas hailed by urban planners, but district councillor has his doubts

After a four-year study, the URA submitted a paper to the Legislative Council laying out its blueprint to overhaul parts of Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok.

After a four-year study, the URA submitted a paper to the Legislative Council laying out its blueprint to overhaul parts of Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok.

‘Breakthrough’ blueprint for revitalising two old Hong Kong areas hailed by urban planners, but district councillor has his doubts
25 Sep 2021 - 6:25AM
Hong Kong police officer accused of soliciting HK$1 million in loans from victim and suspect

Au Kar-man, 46, has been charged with soliciting unauthorised loans under Hong Kong’s Prevention of Bribery Ordinance.

Au Kar-man, 46, has been charged with soliciting unauthorised loans under Hong Kong’s Prevention of Bribery Ordinance.

Hong Kong police officer accused of soliciting HK$1 million in loans from victim and suspect
24 Sep 2021 - 6:00PM
Frenzy over boy bands Mirror, Error not tempting Hongkongers to join showbiz, survey finds

Poll by think tank Youth IDEAS finds only 14.1 per cent of 816 respondents interested in entertainment production business and just 3.7 per cent are keen on filmmaking.

Poll by think tank Youth IDEAS finds only 14.1 per cent of 816 respondents interested in entertainment production business and just 3.7 per cent are keen on filmmaking.

Frenzy over boy bands Mirror, Error not tempting Hongkongers to join showbiz, survey finds
22 Sep 2021 - 10:38PM
Coronavirus: travellers to Hong Kong sickened by mould, dust, stains and clogged bathtubs in filthy quarantine hotel rooms

‘Unacceptable’ that rooms haven’t been cleaned properly, says respiratory specialist shown photos posted by quarantined guests on social media.

‘Unacceptable’ that rooms haven’t been cleaned properly, says respiratory specialist shown photos posted by quarantined guests on social media.

Coronavirus: travellers to Hong Kong sickened by mould, dust, stains and clogged bathtubs in filthy quarantine hotel rooms
19 Sep 2021 - 8:30AM