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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Hong Kong’s mental health crisis: nearly half of residents suffer ‘moderate to severe’ signs of anxiety amid coronavirus fifth wave, survey shows

‘Emerging adults’, those aged between 18 and 30, were found to be ‘most at risk’ from developing anxiety.

‘Emerging adults’, those aged between 18 and 30, were found to be ‘most at risk’ from developing anxiety.

24 Apr 2022 - 3:21PM
Coronavirus: families plan for long-delayed reunions as Hong Kong prepares to welcome back foreigners

Pandemic expert says ‘possibility of huge rebound’ in infections reduced by local population’s immunity levels, sufficient supply of quarantine facilities.

Pandemic expert says ‘possibility of huge rebound’ in infections reduced by local population’s immunity levels, sufficient supply of quarantine facilities.

23 Apr 2022 - 9:28PM
Hong Kong’s jobless rate rises to 9-month high of 5 per cent as social-distancing curbs put job market under ‘severe pressure’

Rolling three-month figure from January to March up 0.5 percentage points amid city’s tough social-distancing restrictions, with 26,900 more people losing their jobs.

Rolling three-month figure from January to March up 0.5 percentage points amid city’s tough social-distancing restrictions, with 26,900 more people losing their jobs.

21 Apr 2022 - 7:33PM
Coronavirus: residents flock to restaurants, theme parks and cinemas as Hong Kong eases social-distancing curbs

Bookings at premises from beauty parlours to restaurants and cinemas surge as residents embrace a return to some semblance of normal life.

Bookings at premises from beauty parlours to restaurants and cinemas surge as residents embrace a return to some semblance of normal life.

21 Apr 2022 - 9:42PM
Philippine consul general condemns Hong Kong television drama portrayal of Filipino woman ‘totally disgusting’

Consul General Raly Tejada criticises TVB for use of ‘brownface’ to portray domestic helper, says broadcaster reinforcing negative stereotypes.

Consul General Raly Tejada criticises TVB for use of ‘brownface’ to portray domestic helper, says broadcaster reinforcing negative stereotypes.

20 Apr 2022 - 8:36AM
Hongkongers prepare for ‘revenge spending’ spree as city set to relax coronavirus curbs from April 21

Industry leaders say they are preparing for reopening, but regular rapid-testing requirement for staff could add to costs.

Industry leaders say they are preparing for reopening, but regular rapid-testing requirement for staff could add to costs.

15 Apr 2022 - 6:12AM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: tough vaccination and testing rules for businesses and customers as city leader unveils broad easing of social-distancing rules

Government allows host of premises to reopen next week, but new rules require full vaccination and testing for some.

Government allows host of premises to reopen next week, but new rules require full vaccination and testing for some.

14 Apr 2022 - 9:03PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to ease social-distancing rules from April 21 with extension of dine-in services, reopening of gyms, beauty parlours, sports venues as 1,043 new cases logged

Control measures that have been in place for months amid a fifth Covid-19 wave to be eased in phases.

Control measures that have been in place for months amid a fifth Covid-19 wave to be eased in phases.

14 Apr 2022 - 5:52PM
Hong Kong TV drama’s use of ‘brownface’ to depict ‘Filipino’ domestic helper sparks outrage, criticism of portrayal of minorities in media

Episode of Barrack O’Karma 1968 features local couple who found their domestic helper, Louisa, to be ‘spooky’ and suspected her of using voodoo; actress praised for performance despite video of her using dark make-up on her leg.

Episode of Barrack O’Karma 1968 features local couple who found their domestic helper, Louisa, to be ‘spooky’ and suspected her of using voodoo; actress praised for performance despite video of her using dark make-up on her leg.

20 Apr 2022 - 8:35AM
Hong Kong consumer watchdog urges restrictions on levels of formamide in children’s play mats, warns of health risks

Consumer Council finds a third of 20 foam play mats contain excessive amounts of formamide, over the 200mg/kg safe limit set by the European Union.

Consumer Council finds a third of 20 foam play mats contain excessive amounts of formamide, over the 200mg/kg safe limit set by the European Union.

13 Apr 2022 - 8:08PM
Coronavirus: 4.2 per cent rise in food prices at Hong Kong supermarkets amid fifth wave surge and panic buying

Consumer Council tracks cost of 90 grocery items across 11 categories at three major chains.

Consumer Council tracks cost of 90 grocery items across 11 categories at three major chains.

13 Apr 2022 - 10:00PM
Coronavirus: fewer than 1,000 cases found in Hong Kong voluntary mass testing drive, showing ‘lower rate of infection in community’

Estimated 800 infections detected among people who had joined the testing scheme were part of the total tally of 3,128 confirmed over the past three days.

Estimated 800 infections detected among people who had joined the testing scheme were part of the total tally of 3,128 confirmed over the past three days.

12 Apr 2022 - 10:43PM
Kinder global recall: pull of chocolate eggs product from shelves escalates in Hong Kong, with another item in line also linked to UK salmonella cases

Residents urged not to consume Belgium-made Surprise Milk Chocolate Egg with Toy (3 x 20g) with a best-before date of October 24.

Residents urged not to consume Belgium-made Surprise Milk Chocolate Egg with Toy (3 x 20g) with a best-before date of October 24.

9 Apr 2022 - 8:04PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: number of infections uncovered via rapid tests jumps 30 per cent on first day of mass screening exercise

Nearly 70 per cent of cases logged using online system are asymptomatic, compared with 40 per cent previously, health official says.

Nearly 70 per cent of cases logged using online system are asymptomatic, compared with 40 per cent previously, health official says.

9 Apr 2022 - 7:34PM
Hong Kong recalls popular Kinder chocolate eggs after link to salmonella infections in Britain

Public urged not to consume Kinder’s Egg Hunt Kit (150g) from Belgium after a salmonella outbreak left at least 63 children in Britain sick.

Public urged not to consume Kinder’s Egg Hunt Kit (150g) from Belgium after a salmonella outbreak left at least 63 children in Britain sick.

7 Apr 2022 - 8:53PM
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
Religious groups mark Ching Ming Festival with videos mourning Hong Kong’s Covid-19 victims, Carrie Lam also extends condolences

Videos from Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist, Confucian, Christian and Taoist groups posted on Facebook page on Ching Ming holiday.

Videos from Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist, Confucian, Christian and Taoist groups posted on Facebook page on Ching Ming holiday.

5 Apr 2022 - 9:43PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: ‘thousands’ of residents notify authorities of past infections, another 3,254 cases logged

Officials say they receive thousands of emails every day from residents who missed previous deadline to log past Covid-19 infection.

Officials say they receive thousands of emails every day from residents who missed previous deadline to log past Covid-19 infection.

5 Apr 2022 - 11:34PM
Coronavirus: ‘test yourselves for 3 days in a row next week’ – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urges residents to use rapid kits for better picture of health crisis

Chief executive says exercise voluntary but appeals to residents to join and report positive results, arguing this will provide authorities with a clearer picture of situation.

Chief executive says exercise voluntary but appeals to residents to join and report positive results, arguing this will provide authorities with a clearer picture of situation.

3 Apr 2022 - 12:48AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong employment agents expect thousands of Filipino domestic workers to arrive as city lifts travel ban

More than 5,000 could not travel after Hong Kong banned flights from the Philippines in January.

More than 5,000 could not travel after Hong Kong banned flights from the Philippines in January.

2 Apr 2022 - 7:12AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents return home, holidaymakers prepare to fly out as travel curbs eased; city reports 5,823 new Covid cases

Shorter hotel quarantine, lifting of flight bans from April 1 spurs residents to return to Hong Kong, while others make holiday bookings.

Shorter hotel quarantine, lifting of flight bans from April 1 spurs residents to return to Hong Kong, while others make holiday bookings.

1 Apr 2022 - 11:04PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms 6,646 new cases as government considers mass at-home testing exercise to help ‘gauge infection situation’

A source says the mass at-home testing will serve as a ‘voluntary and supplementary’ measure, and will not replace an official universal screening exercise.

A source says the mass at-home testing will serve as a ‘voluntary and supplementary’ measure, and will not replace an official universal screening exercise.

31 Mar 2022 - 9:13PM
Over the moon: Hongkongers swept up in MoonSwatch mania as hundreds queue to get their hands on new timepieces

Crowds seen outside Swatch outlets in the city since early hours of Saturday, with some turning a quick profit by reselling the watches at a higher price.

Crowds seen outside Swatch outlets in the city since early hours of Saturday, with some turning a quick profit by reselling the watches at a higher price.

27 Mar 2022 - 12:35AM
Hong Kong electoral office apologises after employee accidentally sends details of 15,000 voters to random email

Registration and Electoral Office says staff member sent files to unknown recipient after incorrectly typing personal email.

Registration and Electoral Office says staff member sent files to unknown recipient after incorrectly typing personal email.

26 Mar 2022 - 12:09AM
Coronavirus: recovered Hong Kong teachers ‘could oversee DSE exams at special centres for Covid-19 close contacts’

Government source says recommendations by health authorities will ‘help minimise infection risks’.

Government source says recommendations by health authorities will ‘help minimise infection risks’.

24 Mar 2022 - 8:43PM
Coronavirus: online searches soar after Hong Kong says it will lift flight ban on 9 countries including US, UK and Canada

Expedia says searches on its Hong Kong website jumped 285 per cent in the 48 hours since city’s announcement on Monday.

Expedia says searches on its Hong Kong website jumped 285 per cent in the 48 hours since city’s announcement on Monday.

24 Mar 2022 - 7:00AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents stuck abroad rush to book flights home, while others worry about ‘fast-changing policies’ after move to ease travel restrictions

While many residents changed their flight and hotel bookings to take advantage of a shorter quarantine, others worried about ‘fast-changing policies’

While many residents changed their flight and hotel bookings to take advantage of a shorter quarantine, others worried about ‘fast-changing policies’

21 Mar 2022 - 11:59PM
Coronavirus: nearly 10,000 Hongkongers treated with oral antivirals since their introduction 2 weeks ago

Hospital Authority Chief Manager Dr Lau Ka-hin says public health facilities have administered MSD’s molnupiravir to 8,500 patients so far.

Hospital Authority Chief Manager Dr Lau Ka-hin says public health facilities have administered MSD’s molnupiravir to 8,500 patients so far.

23 Mar 2022 - 1:39PM
Coronavirus: why thousands of rooms at Hong Kong’s isolation hotels for Covid-19 patients are still empty

City leader has vowed to redesignate the space for other purposes, with authorities revealing occupancy rate at just over 50 per cent.

City leader has vowed to redesignate the space for other purposes, with authorities revealing occupancy rate at just over 50 per cent.

19 Mar 2022 - 6:16PM
Hong Kong Peak Tram on track for summer comeback after smooth trial run of new carriages

Iconic attraction has been closed over past eight months for renovations.

Iconic attraction has been closed over past eight months for renovations.

21 Mar 2022 - 3:24PM