Lilian Cheng

Hong Kong

Lilian Cheng

Lilian joined the Post in 2019 as senior reporter covering Hong Kong’s housing, land and development policies. She started her career at Ming Pao in 2010 and was then a principal reporter at i-Cable News. She has won awards for her reporting on a major discovery of Sung relics near the planned To Kwa Wan railway station.

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong health experts urge authorities to use various testing methods for residents of different age groups

Public health adviser Professor David Hui says it will be better to use deep throat saliva testing method among the elderly to increase accuracy.

10 Aug 2020 - 11:10PM

Public health adviser Professor David Hui says it will be better to use deep throat saliva testing method among the elderly to increase accuracy.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong health experts urge authorities to use various testing methods for residents of different age groups
Hong Kong third wave: doctor who visited 10 care homes among 69 new Covid-19 cases, as city extends social-distancing rules

Fatalities connected to the virus also grow by three, as men aged 85, 86 and 94 die in hospital.

10 Aug 2020 - 11:10PM

Fatalities connected to the virus also grow by three, as men aged 85, 86 and 94 die in hospital.

Hong Kong third wave: doctor who visited 10 care homes among 69 new Covid-19 cases, as city extends social-distancing rules
Hong Kong third wave: why mainland China’s help in fighting Covid-19 has sparked anxiety rather than appreciation

The prevailing reaction to Beijing’s help in battling the third wave of Covid-19 appears to be apprehension rather than appreciation.

8 Aug 2020 - 12:30PM

The prevailing reaction to Beijing’s help in battling the third wave of Covid-19 appears to be apprehension rather than appreciation.

Hong Kong third wave: why mainland China’s help in fighting Covid-19 has sparked anxiety rather than appreciation
Hong Kong third wave: massive voluntary coronavirus testing programme to kick off in two weeks as Carrie Lam calls for public support

City leader says move will happen with help of mainland China team and private laboratories, dismisses rumours and ‘smears’ surrounding Beijing’s role.

8 Aug 2020 - 1:41AM

City leader says move will happen with help of mainland China team and private laboratories, dismisses rumours and ‘smears’ surrounding Beijing’s role.

Hong Kong third wave: massive voluntary coronavirus testing programme to kick off in two weeks as Carrie Lam calls for public support
Hong Kong third wave: health officials race to find 32 domestic helpers linked to Covid-19 case, as city confirms 85 new infections and death toll rises

Job-seeking maid earlier confirmed as infected recently shared accommodation with 32 other helpers. Of Wednesday’s 85 new cases, 82 are local, 33 have unknown origins.

6 Aug 2020 - 7:45PM

Job-seeking maid earlier confirmed as infected recently shared accommodation with 32 other helpers. Of Wednesday’s 85 new cases, 82 are local, 33 have unknown origins.

Hong Kong third wave: health officials race to find 32 domestic helpers linked to Covid-19 case, as city confirms 85 new infections and death toll rises
Hong Kong third wave: three labs picked to help mainland China medical team conduct mass Covid-19 testing in the city

The trio of designated laboratories are all subsidiaries of mainland-listed enterprises. They will play a key role in the free Covid-19 screening to be rolled out in Hong Kong, led by 60-strong medical team from over the border.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:28PM

The trio of designated laboratories are all subsidiaries of mainland-listed enterprises. They will play a key role in the free Covid-19 screening to be rolled out in Hong Kong, led by 60-strong medical team from over the border.

Hong Kong third wave: three labs picked to help mainland China medical team conduct mass Covid-19 testing in the city
Hong Kong third wave: growing Covid-19 clusters at two wet markets spark fears of wider outbreaks as city records 80 new cases and four deaths

Five cases have been linked to four fish stalls at Hung Hom market while 10 others, including cleaners and workers at stores, have also been infected. Two cases have also been tied to To Kwa Wan market.

5 Aug 2020 - 9:15AM

Five cases have been linked to four fish stalls at Hung Hom market while 10 others, including cleaners and workers at stores, have also been infected. Two cases have also been tied to To Kwa Wan market.

Hong Kong third wave: growing Covid-19 clusters at two wet markets spark fears of wider outbreaks as city records 80 new cases and four deaths
Hong Kong third wave: plans for at least two temporary coronavirus hospitals and expanded makeshift facilities will boost capacity by 2,400 beds

Temporary hospitals will be used to treat patients in more serious condition, with one of them to be built near AsiaWorld-Expo, government source says.

4 Aug 2020 - 10:42PM

Temporary hospitals will be used to treat patients in more serious condition, with one of them to be built near AsiaWorld-Expo, government source says.

Hong Kong third wave: plans for at least two temporary coronavirus hospitals and expanded makeshift facilities will boost capacity by 2,400 beds
Hong Kong third wave: Covid-19 social-distancing rules extended for another week as city breaks 12-day streak of triple-digit infections

Total tally of infections now stands at 3,589, with 38 related deaths.

4 Aug 2020 - 12:32AM

Total tally of infections now stands at 3,589, with 38 related deaths.

Hong Kong third wave: Covid-19 social-distancing rules extended for another week as city breaks 12-day streak of triple-digit infections
Hong Kong third wave: officials to prioritise next round of testing for Covid-19 as first experts from mainland China arrive to help with fight

Teams from across the border will help local authorities carry out wider screening and construct a makeshift hospital. Assistance comes as city reports 115 new cases and another two deaths.

3 Aug 2020 - 1:04PM

Teams from across the border will help local authorities carry out wider screening and construct a makeshift hospital. Assistance comes as city reports 115 new cases and another two deaths.

Hong Kong third wave: officials to prioritise next round of testing for Covid-19 as first experts from mainland China arrive to help with fight
Hong Kong third wave: 115 new Covid-19 cases emerge and elderly patient dies

But for the first time in six weeks, none of the latest infections are imported.

3 Aug 2020 - 10:30AM

But for the first time in six weeks, none of the latest infections are imported.

Hong Kong third wave: 115 new Covid-19 cases emerge and elderly patient dies
Hong Kong third wave: free Covid-19 tests for residents as mainland Chinese clinical teams head to city

Sixty lab technicians from public hospitals in Guangdong province will be picked for Hong Kong stint, while a team will be sent to temporary hospital at expo site.

2 Aug 2020 - 8:47AM

Sixty lab technicians from public hospitals in Guangdong province will be picked for Hong Kong stint, while a team will be sent to temporary hospital at expo site.

Hong Kong third wave: free Covid-19 tests for residents as mainland Chinese clinical teams head to city
Hong Kong third wave: city confirms fresh daily high of 149 new Covid-19 cases, one more death

It is the ninth day in row the city has registered 100-plus new infections, pushing the case tally to 3,151.

31 Jul 2020 - 3:28PM

It is the ninth day in row the city has registered 100-plus new infections, pushing the case tally to 3,151.

Hong Kong third wave: city confirms fresh daily high of 149 new Covid-19 cases, one more death
Hong Kong third wave: officials scrap coronavirus-related ban on eating in restaurants after just 24 hours

City’s restaurants could only serve takeaway as part of stringent measures to combat Covid-19, but will now be able to open for dine-in services at breakfast and lunchtime from Friday.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:13PM

City’s restaurants could only serve takeaway as part of stringent measures to combat Covid-19, but will now be able to open for dine-in services at breakfast and lunchtime from Friday.

Hong Kong third wave: officials scrap coronavirus-related ban on eating in restaurants after just 24 hours
Hong Kong elections: will Legislative Council polls be postponed by a year with legal backing from mainland China?

Proponents say with National People’s Congress Standing Committee weighing in, decision would be protected from legal challenges in city.

30 Jul 2020 - 11:04AM

Proponents say with National People’s Congress Standing Committee weighing in, decision would be protected from legal challenges in city.

Hong Kong elections: will Legislative Council polls be postponed by a year with legal backing from mainland China?
Hong Kong third wave: new pet quarantine facility to open after surge in Covid-19 among owners sees demand for services soar

Owners with Covid-19 force government to open new base in Sha Tin, with one household needing Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to take care of 13 hamsters.

29 Jul 2020 - 3:30PM

Owners with Covid-19 force government to open new base in Sha Tin, with one household needing Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to take care of 13 hamsters.

Hong Kong third wave: new pet quarantine facility to open after surge in Covid-19 among owners sees demand for services soar
Hong Kong third wave: coronavirus may have stopped mutating, making it more infectious, study finds

Polytechnic University team studied samples taken from different clusters since late June and found no genetic difference. Either the virus has ceased to mutate, or the cases all contracted the virus at the same place in a short period of time.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:14PM

Polytechnic University team studied samples taken from different clusters since late June and found no genetic difference. Either the virus has ceased to mutate, or the cases all contracted the virus at the same place in a short period of time.

Hong Kong third wave: coronavirus may have stopped mutating, making it more infectious, study finds
Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam ‘meets cabinet’ to discuss postponing Legislative Council polls, but no decision made yet

Group will reassess situation after nominations close on Friday, and proceed with delaying elections if Covid-19 crisis remains serious.

29 Jul 2020 - 4:30AM

Group will reassess situation after nominations close on Friday, and proceed with delaying elections if Covid-19 crisis remains serious.

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam ‘meets cabinet’ to discuss postponing Legislative Council polls, but no decision made yet
Hong Kong third wave: ‘no place for complacency’ on Covid-19, health officials warn, as city records small drop in new cases

The city has seen triple-digit rises in infections every day since July 22, while a daily high of 145 was set on Monday.

29 Jul 2020 - 12:10AM

The city has seen triple-digit rises in infections every day since July 22, while a daily high of 145 was set on Monday.

Hong Kong third wave: ‘no place for complacency’ on Covid-19, health officials warn, as city records small drop in new cases
Hong Kong third wave: record 145 Covid-19 cases trigger toughest preventive measures yet

Government further limits public gatherings and makes wearing masks mandatory in outdoor public places.

28 Jul 2020 - 1:03PM

Government further limits public gatherings and makes wearing masks mandatory in outdoor public places.

Hong Kong third wave: record 145 Covid-19 cases trigger toughest preventive measures yet
Hong Kong third wave: two areas in east Kowloon emerging as new Covid-19 clusters, Post finds, while government ‘mulls partial lockdown’

Choi Hung and Kwun Tong are seeing a surge in cases, as health authorities come under pressure to track new infections in buildings and test residents.

24 Jul 2020 - 12:59PM

Choi Hung and Kwun Tong are seeing a surge in cases, as health authorities come under pressure to track new infections in buildings and test residents.

Hong Kong third wave: two areas in east Kowloon emerging as new Covid-19 clusters, Post finds, while government ‘mulls partial lockdown’
Hong Kong third wave: fresh record set with 118 Covid-19 cases as city confronts risk from infected crew aboard cargo ships

More than 100 seamen isolated aboard vessels after six tested positive for the virus. Government urged to require arriving maritime workers to undergo mandatory quarantine.

24 Jul 2020 - 11:49AM

More than 100 seamen isolated aboard vessels after six tested positive for the virus. Government urged to require arriving maritime workers to undergo mandatory quarantine.

Hong Kong third wave: fresh record set with 118 Covid-19 cases as city confronts risk from infected crew aboard cargo ships
Hong Kong third wave: government tightens preventive measures as number of Covid-19 cases hits record high of 113

Masks will be mandatory in all public indoor areas including shopping malls, and supermarkets starting on Thursday.

23 Jul 2020 - 1:32PM

Masks will be mandatory in all public indoor areas including shopping malls, and supermarkets starting on Thursday.

Hong Kong third wave: government tightens preventive measures as number of Covid-19 cases hits record high of 113
Explainer | Hong Kong third wave: do you really need a Covid-19 test, and what are the steps to take if you do?

From fears surrounding the surge in infections, to the need for proof of health to cross the border, Hongkongers are queuing for tests despite the advice of experts.

22 Jul 2020 - 10:20AM

From fears surrounding the surge in infections, to the need for proof of health to cross the border, Hongkongers are queuing for tests despite the advice of experts.

Hong Kong third wave: do you really need a Covid-19 test, and what are the steps to take if you do?
Hong Kong’s third wave of Covid-19 kills two more elderly patients as public hospitals warn they could run out of first-tier isolation beds

City’s coronavirus death toll rises to 14 as Hospital Authority warns it could run out of first-tier isolation beds this week, with occupancy at 77 per cent.

23 Jul 2020 - 12:10PM

City’s coronavirus death toll rises to 14 as Hospital Authority warns it could run out of first-tier isolation beds this week, with occupancy at 77 per cent.

Hong Kong’s third wave of Covid-19 kills two more elderly patients as public hospitals warn they could run out of first-tier isolation beds
Hong Kong third wave: no symptoms or link to confirmed Covid-19 case? Getting tested will only overburden system, health official says

More than 4,000 city residents have rushed to emergency departments and general clinics at public hospitals in the past week, authorities say.

21 Jul 2020 - 9:49AM

More than 4,000 city residents have rushed to emergency departments and general clinics at public hospitals in the past week, authorities say.

Hong Kong third wave: no symptoms or link to confirmed Covid-19 case? Getting tested will only overburden system, health official says
Hong Kong third wave: authorities weigh lockdown after 73 new Covid-19 cases reported

Authorities turning to unprecedented measures, including requiring people to wear masks indoors at public venues, possibly starting this week. As crisis pushes frontline workers to limit, officials admit laboratory mix-up wrongly labelled a woman positive and another negative.

21 Jul 2020 - 10:22AM

Authorities turning to unprecedented measures, including requiring people to wear masks indoors at public venues, possibly starting this week. As crisis pushes frontline workers to limit, officials admit laboratory mix-up wrongly labelled a woman positive and another negative.

Hong Kong third wave: authorities weigh lockdown after 73 new Covid-19 cases reported
Hong Kong third wave takes worrying toll on elderly as 71-year-old patient dies and potential new cluster emerges in second care home

Health authorities advise elderly residents in particular to avoid going out and family members living with them to stay home as much as possible.

17 Jul 2020 - 11:38PM

Health authorities advise elderly residents in particular to avoid going out and family members living with them to stay home as much as possible.

Hong Kong third wave takes worrying toll on elderly as 71-year-old patient dies and potential new cluster emerges in second care home
National security law: who are the Hong Kong officials with US assets that may be affected by Trump’s sanctions?

Exco convenor Bernard Chan has a property in San Francisco while executive councillor Laura Cha has a rental flat through an offshore company in an undisclosed US location.

17 Jul 2020 - 1:25PM

Exco convenor Bernard Chan has a property in San Francisco while executive councillor Laura Cha has a rental flat through an offshore company in an undisclosed US location.

National security law: who are the Hong Kong officials with US assets that may be affected by Trump’s sanctions?
Hong Kong third wave: Covid-19 infections soar to record high of 67, more than half from unknown source

Government assessing whether to order civil servants to work from home. But to ease burden of social-distancing rules, company staff canteens will be exempt from ban on dine-in services.

21 Jul 2020 - 12:47PM

Government assessing whether to order civil servants to work from home. But to ease burden of social-distancing rules, company staff canteens will be exempt from ban on dine-in services.

Hong Kong third wave: Covid-19 infections soar to record high of 67, more than half from unknown source