Olga Wong

Hong Kong

Olga Wong

News Editor, Hong Kong

Olga Wong has focused on covering the environment, housing, urban planning and the ageing population at the Post since 2007. Her award-winning stories exposed loopholes in the Small House Policy and developers' unscrupulous sales tactics. She also worked at Ming Pao and was awarded the Best Young Reporter by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong in 2001.

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Former leader CY Leung warns window of opportunity for Hong Kong closing fast and visionary leader needed to unlock national potential

Speaking with the Post, Leung says Hong Kong has been ‘sleeping’ while mainland China learned to trade with the rest of world.

Speaking with the Post, Leung says Hong Kong has been ‘sleeping’ while mainland China learned to trade with the rest of world.

27 Jan 2022 - 11:34AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong suspends ‘cruises to nowhere’ for 2 weeks after ship ordered to cut sailing short for emergency passenger testing

Spectrum of the Seas returns a day early so thousands of passengers and staff on board can undergo screening.

Spectrum of the Seas returns a day early so thousands of passengers and staff on board can undergo screening.

6 Jan 2022 - 3:33PM
Hong Kong residents in areas with Covid-19 cases to be barred from quarantine-free travel to mainland China under colour-coded system

New health code will hit pause on cross-border travel for those living near site of infection, but how wide a geographical area will be covered has yet to be decided.

New health code will hit pause on cross-border travel for those living near site of infection, but how wide a geographical area will be covered has yet to be decided.

9 Dec 2021 - 10:41PM
Omicron variant: Hong Kong set to require two-thirds of diners in all restaurants to have had coronavirus jab

A source says the government plans to tighten restrictions on diners by requiring them to be vaccinated with at least one dose of a vaccine.

A source says the government plans to tighten restrictions on diners by requiring them to be vaccinated with at least one dose of a vaccine.

6 Dec 2021 - 11:31PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to tighten aircrew restrictions, conduct border checkpoint drills as city races towards limited December reopening with mainland China

Drill at border-crossing facilities scheduled for next week will test how well city’s new coronavirus health code app is working.

Drill at border-crossing facilities scheduled for next week will test how well city’s new coronavirus health code app is working.

26 Nov 2021 - 11:46PM
Hong Kong has met ‘basic requirements’ for reopening border with mainland China but more remains to be done

Daily quota for travellers and suspension mechanism in event of Covid-19 outbreak still under discussion, Chief Secretary John Lee says.

Daily quota for travellers and suspension mechanism in event of Covid-19 outbreak still under discussion, Chief Secretary John Lee says.

25 Nov 2021 - 11:58PM
Carrie Lam policy address: massive housing plan near Hong Kong’s border to play starring role in speech, but vision has its critics

Blueprint calls for expanding on existing plan for New Territories North and will be comparable in scale with Lantau Tomorrow Vision, sources say.

Blueprint calls for expanding on existing plan for New Territories North and will be comparable in scale with Lantau Tomorrow Vision, sources say.

6 Oct 2021 - 7:30AM
Hong Kong’s R&D investments pay off with Beijing’s go-ahead for health tech hub in Greater Bay Area

City leader Carrie Lam expected to unveil details of innovation hub in coming policy address.

City leader Carrie Lam expected to unveil details of innovation hub in coming policy address.

4 Oct 2021 - 1:49PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong looks at sharing Covid-19 data with mainland China in bid to get border fully reopened

Areas of epidemic control that Hong Kong will need to put extra effort into were discussed at a meeting between officials and experts from the city and the mainland in Shenzhen.

Areas of epidemic control that Hong Kong will need to put extra effort into were discussed at a meeting between officials and experts from the city and the mainland in Shenzhen.

1 Oct 2021 - 7:05PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong schoolgirl tests positive for mutated strain, putting 42-day streak of zero untraceable local cases at risk

The 17-year-old pupil, who has no travel history, returned a positive result for the N501Y mutation, which is linked to more infectious variants.

The 17-year-old pupil, who has no travel history, returned a positive result for the N501Y mutation, which is linked to more infectious variants.

4 Jun 2021 - 10:50PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong restarts clock on zero untraceable cases as boy confirmed as infected

Microbiologist makes his determination after inspecting the private and public laboratories that handled the specimen testing.

Microbiologist makes his determination after inspecting the private and public laboratories that handled the specimen testing.

21 May 2021 - 3:15AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to overhaul Covid-19 testing at quarantine hotels to improve quality control

Possible measures include asking third party to carry out checks on specimen collection procedures in hotels and requiring nurses to take samples.

Possible measures include asking third party to carry out checks on specimen collection procedures in hotels and requiring nurses to take samples.

7 May 2021 - 11:39PM
Coronavirus: breakthrough in Hong Kong’s fight against mutated strains as officials establish transmission link among five cases

Development may ease worries over community spread of more infectious Covid-19 variants, but uncertainties remain over threat level going forward.

Development may ease worries over community spread of more infectious Covid-19 variants, but uncertainties remain over threat level going forward.

6 May 2021 - 2:11PM
Coronavirus: flights from Britain to Hong Kong set to resume this week for first time since Christmas cut-off

The rules relaxation will accompany Britain’s reclassification from ‘extremely high risk’ to ‘very high risk’ as infections there dip and vaccination rates soar.

The rules relaxation will accompany Britain’s reclassification from ‘extremely high risk’ to ‘very high risk’ as infections there dip and vaccination rates soar.

4 May 2021 - 12:01AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble ‘won’t burst’ despite mutated strain, on course for mid-May launch target

Emergence of potentially more infectious coronavirus variant will not derail plans for restoring travel links between the two cities as soon as May, according to sources.

Emergence of potentially more infectious coronavirus variant will not derail plans for restoring travel links between the two cities as soon as May, according to sources.

20 Apr 2021 - 9:38PM
Hong Kong budget: more than 250,000 jobless workers to be offered 1 per cent interest loans in unprecedented measure

According to a source, HK$10 billion will be set aside for the loans, capped at HK$80,000, which will have an annual interest rate of 1 per cent.

According to a source, HK$10 billion will be set aside for the loans, capped at HK$80,000, which will have an annual interest rate of 1 per cent.

24 Feb 2021 - 12:30AM
Hong Kong finance minister banking on green shoots of economic recovery lying in environment, sustainable development, says source

Source says Financial Secretary Paul Chan to look to environment and sustainable development to boost city’s recovery in Wednesday’s budget, but cash handouts and other sweeteners unlikely.

Source says Financial Secretary Paul Chan to look to environment and sustainable development to boost city’s recovery in Wednesday’s budget, but cash handouts and other sweeteners unlikely.

21 May 2021 - 1:11PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong will launch mass vaccination drive next week, with priority given to 2.4 million frontline workers and those in high-risk groups

Bookings will be taken from this coming Tuesday, as officials confirm 1 million doses of mainland-produced Sinovac vaccine will arrive on Friday.

Bookings will be taken from this coming Tuesday, as officials confirm 1 million doses of mainland-produced Sinovac vaccine will arrive on Friday.

19 Feb 2021 - 12:18AM
Hong Kong fourth wave: one unlinked coronavirus case in residential block, two of any kind in workplace to spark mandatory tests as city toughens approach

Government targeting one lockdown a day as it looks to bring pandemic under control. Policy marks an aggressive new approach, as no rules have previously triggered mandatory testing in workplaces.

Government targeting one lockdown a day as it looks to bring pandemic under control. Policy marks an aggressive new approach, as no rules have previously triggered mandatory testing in workplaces.

2 Feb 2021 - 9:21AM
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.

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
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.

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

16 Jan 2021 - 12:45AM
Hong Kong fourth wave: free Covid-19 jabs for all residents as city secures 15 million vaccine doses from Sinovac, Pfizer, with first batch arriving in January

Advance agreement will see Sinovac and partners BioNTech and Pfizer provide 7.5 million jabs each for city residents, while deal with AstraZeneca is in works.

Advance agreement will see Sinovac and partners BioNTech and Pfizer provide 7.5 million jabs each for city residents, while deal with AstraZeneca is in works.

16 Dec 2020 - 2:17PM
Hong Kong seeks bigger stake in Zhuhai airport to ensure it has say in its future development, officials say

Negotiations to increase 55 per cent stake will start soon, Airport Authority Hong Kong says.

Negotiations to increase 55 per cent stake will start soon, Airport Authority Hong Kong says.

3 Dec 2020 - 11:54PM
Coronavirus: Singapore travel bubble postponed by two weeks, as Hong Kong hit with surge in Covid-19 cases

Commerce minister Edward Yau says both governments agreed to delay the launch of the arrangement.

Commerce minister Edward Yau says both governments agreed to delay the launch of the arrangement.

22 Nov 2020 - 6:22AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong set to reveal details of travel bubble with Singapore, steps to cut quarantine for returnees from Guangdong

More measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 will also be revealed at a government press conference on Wednesday morning.

More measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 will also be revealed at a government press conference on Wednesday morning.

11 Nov 2020 - 12:15AM
Hong Kong-mainland China travel hopes raised as Guangdong softens Covid-19 demands for border deal

Neighbouring province is rowing back from zero infections requirement for Hong Kong but will impose new contact-tracing condition for telecoms firms, sources say.

Neighbouring province is rowing back from zero infections requirement for Hong Kong but will impose new contact-tracing condition for telecoms firms, sources say.

9 Nov 2020 - 11:33PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong relaxes social-distancing rules on local tour groups and weddings, as city records five new Covid-19 cases

Wedding ceremonies will be allowed up to 50 attendees, though food and drink will not be permitted, while travel agencies given checklist to abide by.

Wedding ceremonies will be allowed up to 50 attendees, though food and drink will not be permitted, while travel agencies given checklist to abide by.

20 Oct 2020 - 11:20PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s private doctors urged to step up vigilance and test patients with mild symptoms, city confirms 12 new cases

Experts have debated on need for wider tests, with city experiencing rise in local cases in past week.

Experts have debated on need for wider tests, with city experiencing rise in local cases in past week.

15 Oct 2020 - 11:06PM
Hong Kong officials study compulsory Covid-19 testing for performing musicians as Tropical Storm Nangka delays confirmation of cases

Government insider reveals talks ongoing over mandatory pre-performance screening of orchestral musicians.

Government insider reveals talks ongoing over mandatory pre-performance screening of orchestral musicians.

14 Oct 2020 - 11:59PM
Hong Kong records no new local Covid-19 cases for first time since third wave began, as pubs, swimming pools to reopen

City sees just four imported infections on Tuesday, as swimming pools, pubs, bars, and other premises will be allowed to reopen at the end of the week.

City sees just four imported infections on Tuesday, as swimming pools, pubs, bars, and other premises will be allowed to reopen at the end of the week.

15 Sep 2020 - 10:59PM