Sum Lok-kei

Hong Kong

Sum Lok-kei

Reporter, Hong Kong

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong man never confirmed as infected is still ‘highly suspicious probable case’

The 75-year-old is thought to have contracted the pathogen and recovered on his own, but not before passing it on to at least three relatives. He and a 38-year-old woman added to list of city cases, which now stands at 67.

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The 75-year-old is thought to have contracted the pathogen and recovered on his own, but not before passing it on to at least three relatives. He and a 38-year-old woman added to list of city cases, which now stands at 67.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong man never confirmed as infected is still ‘highly suspicious probable case’
Coronavirus: Hong Kong lawmakers slam top ministers as ‘incompetent’ and slow to react to public health crisis

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung and Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan grilled by lawmakers in first meeting since January 16.

20 Feb 2020 - 12:16AM

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung and Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan grilled by lawmakers in first meeting since January 16.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong lawmakers slam top ministers as ‘incompetent’ and slow to react to public health crisis
Coronavirus: Canadian says he was told that government quarantine facilities for locals only, made to pay for 14-day hotel stay

The 43-year-old traveller flew from Chengdu without accommodation, believing he could stay at a government-run facility.

18 Feb 2020 - 11:31AM

The 43-year-old traveller flew from Chengdu without accommodation, believing he could stay at a government-run facility.

Coronavirus: Canadian says he was told that government quarantine facilities  for locals only, made to pay for 14-day hotel stay
Coronavirus: husband and wife hospitalised after man becomes Hong Kong’s 57th confirmed patient

Husband and wife hospitalised after 54-year-old man tested positive at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on Sunday.

16 Feb 2020 - 10:54PM

Husband and wife hospitalised after 54-year-old man tested positive at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on Sunday.

Coronavirus: husband and wife hospitalised after man becomes Hong Kong’s 57th confirmed patient
Coronavirus: 10 Hongkongers stranded on Diamond Princess cruise ship confirmed to have deadly bug as city’s total number of cases rises to 53

Passengers are now receiving hospital treatment in Japan as Hong Kong government earlier extended school closure and told civil servants to work from home for another week

14 Feb 2020 - 1:17AM

Passengers are now receiving hospital treatment in Japan as Hong Kong government earlier extended school closure and told civil servants to work from home for another week

Coronavirus: 10 Hongkongers stranded on Diamond Princess cruise ship confirmed to have deadly bug as city’s total number of cases rises to 53
Coronavirus: US cites Sars and ‘ongoing uncertainty’ as reasons for letting consulate staff leave Hong Kong, but business leaders say they are staying put

State Department official says the consulate also gave employees option to return home during the 2003 epidemic, while continued closure of schools and public spaces also came into equation.

13 Feb 2020 - 8:58AM

State Department official says the consulate also gave employees option to return home during the 2003 epidemic, while continued closure of schools and public spaces also came into equation.

Coronavirus: US cites Sars and ‘ongoing uncertainty’ as reasons for letting consulate staff leave Hong Kong, but business leaders say they are staying put
Coronavirus: seven more cases confirmed in Hong Kong, taking city’s total number to 49

Centre for Health Protection’s Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan says one new case was connected to shared family hotpot meal during Lunar New Year while three more had connection to Hong Mei House in Tsing Yi’s Cheung Hong Estate.

12 Feb 2020 - 12:07AM

Centre for Health Protection’s Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan says one new case was connected to shared family hotpot meal during Lunar New Year while three more had connection to Hong Mei House in Tsing Yi’s Cheung Hong Estate.

Coronavirus: seven more cases confirmed in Hong Kong, taking city’s total number to 49
Coronavirus: More than 100 Tsing Yi residents evacuated as Hong Kong health authorities confirm two cases from same block

A string of new cases citywide reported from Monday evening into the early hours of Tuesday brings local total to 42.

11 Feb 2020 - 2:49PM

A string of new cases citywide reported from Monday evening into the early hours of Tuesday brings local total to 42.

Coronavirus: More than 100 Tsing Yi residents evacuated as Hong Kong health authorities confirm two cases from same block
Hong Kong police on the hunt for two people who abscond from coronavirus quarantine

Force searching for the duo as health chiefs confirm two new confirmed infections. City’s tally of cases climbs to 39, including 11 members of one family.

11 Feb 2020 - 11:32AM

Force searching for the duo as health chiefs confirm two new confirmed infections. City’s tally of cases climbs to 39, including 11 members of one family.

Hong Kong police on the hunt for two people who abscond from coronavirus quarantine
Coronavirus: quarantine measures ‘drastically reduce’ number of people entering Hong Kong, with city’s infected tally likely to hit 27

It comes as Hong Kong records another positive reading of the virus, which if confirmed will bring the city’s total to 27.

8 Feb 2020 - 11:54PM

It comes as Hong Kong records another positive reading of the virus, which if confirmed will bring the city’s total to 27.

Coronavirus: quarantine measures ‘drastically reduce’ number of people entering Hong Kong, with city’s infected tally likely to hit 27
Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam admits government supply of surgical masks down to its last month but says 48 million more are on the way

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says 48 million have been bought from overseas, but admits they may not arrive in time given the current situation’.

8 Feb 2020 - 11:44PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says 48 million have been bought from overseas, but admits they may not arrive in time given the current situation’.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam admits government supply of surgical masks down to its last month but says 48 million more are on the way
Coronavirus: Hong Kong civil servants ‘assigned’ quarantine tasks despite assurances involvement is voluntary

Staff told quarantine duties are not optional, says whistle-blower who also slams health protection measures for workers.

8 Feb 2020 - 11:28PM

Staff told quarantine duties are not optional, says whistle-blower who also slams health protection measures for workers.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong civil servants ‘assigned’ quarantine tasks despite assurances involvement is voluntary
Coronavirus: after frantic dash to cross border on Friday, Shenzhen Bay Port deserted as Hong Kong’s 14-day mandatory quarantine measure comes into force

Crossing handles almost 60,000 arrivals on Friday as many rush to get into Hong Kong before new scheme aiming to stem the spread of coronavirus takes effect.

8 Feb 2020 - 5:45PM

Crossing handles almost 60,000 arrivals on Friday as many rush to get into Hong Kong before new scheme aiming to stem the spread of coronavirus takes effect.

Coronavirus: after frantic dash to cross border on Friday, Shenzhen Bay Port deserted as Hong Kong’s 14-day mandatory quarantine measure comes into force
Coronavirus: travellers from mainland China face jail if they defy new Hong Kong quarantine measures as thousands rush to cross border before Saturday

City’s No 2 official deflects queries over quarantine camps as officials face questions over ability to ensure people comply with the restrictions as thousands rush to cross the border at Shenzhen before Saturday.

8 Feb 2020 - 3:38AM

City’s No 2 official deflects queries over quarantine camps as officials face questions over ability to ensure people comply with the restrictions as thousands rush to cross the border at Shenzhen before Saturday.

Coronavirus: travellers from mainland China face jail if they defy new Hong Kong quarantine measures as thousands rush to cross border before Saturday
Coronavirus: work from home scheme extended, harsh penalties laid out for quarantine violations as Hong Kong battles outbreak

Quarantine measures will not affect the flow of goods from mainland, chief secretary says, adding supply of daily necessities, including food, is normal.

7 Feb 2020 - 11:22PM

Quarantine measures will not affect the flow of goods from mainland, chief secretary says, adding supply of daily necessities, including food, is normal.

Coronavirus: work from home scheme extended, harsh penalties laid out for quarantine violations as Hong Kong battles outbreak
Deadly coronavirus ‘could spread widely through Hong Kong’ as three new cases confirmed and 39-year-old man from Whampoa becomes city’s first fatality

Hospitals struggle as 5,000 medical workers strike demanding leader Carrie Lam close borders, as bosses warn newborns and cancer patients at risk.

5 Feb 2020 - 7:56AM

Hospitals struggle as 5,000 medical workers strike demanding leader Carrie Lam close borders, as bosses warn newborns and cancer patients at risk.

Deadly coronavirus ‘could spread widely through Hong Kong’ as three new cases confirmed and 39-year-old man from Whampoa becomes city’s first fatality
Coronavirus: casinos to close in Macau for at least two weeks after hotel worker infected

Major blow for world’s casino capital as city leader says fortnight hiatus will come into force soon. Galaxy Macau employee, 29, caught the virus in local transmission at Lunar New Year gathering.

5 Feb 2020 - 5:44PM

Major blow for world’s casino capital as city leader says fortnight hiatus will come into force soon. Galaxy Macau employee, 29, caught the virus in local transmission at Lunar New Year gathering.

Coronavirus: casinos to close in Macau for at least two weeks after hotel worker infected
Coronavirus: two more cases confirmed in Hong Kong, suspected to have been transmitted locally, hours after city confirms first death

Two new cases of coronavirus infection reported in Hong Kong suspected to have been transmitted locally, as first fatality related to deadly virus in city is reported and health chief warns of potential outbreak.

5 Feb 2020 - 5:06PM

Two new cases of coronavirus infection reported in Hong Kong suspected to have been transmitted locally, as first fatality related to deadly virus in city is reported and health chief warns of potential outbreak.

Coronavirus: two more cases confirmed in Hong Kong, suspected to have been transmitted locally, hours after city confirms first death
Coronavirus: Hong Kong faces escalated medical strike despite government move to expand border closures

Hospital Authority says services ‘seriously affected’ as about 2,700 staff skip work in bid to force government into total border shutdown as city confirms first human-to-human transmission of deadly virus.

4 Feb 2020 - 10:53AM

Hospital Authority says services ‘seriously affected’ as about 2,700 staff skip work in bid to force government into total border shutdown as city confirms first human-to-human transmission of deadly virus.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong faces escalated medical strike despite government move to expand border closures
Coronavirus: Hong Kong public hospitals brace for workers’ strike

But the bulk of frontline medical professionals are expected to carry on working, with doctors’ and nurses’ unions promising to fulfil their duties.

3 Feb 2020 - 11:05AM

But the bulk of frontline medical professionals are expected to carry on working, with doctors’ and nurses’ unions promising to fulfil their duties.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong public hospitals brace for workers’ strike
Coronavirus: Philippines reports first death outside China as Duterte orders travel ban on visitors from mainland, Hong Kong

The victim was a 44-year-old male Chinese national who was the companion of a 38-year-old Chinese woman who arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan on January 21.

2 Feb 2020 - 11:02PM

The victim was a 44-year-old male Chinese national who was the companion of a 38-year-old Chinese woman who arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan on January 21.

Coronavirus: Philippines reports first death outside China as Duterte orders travel ban on visitors from mainland, Hong Kong
Coronavirus: Hongkongers’ online orders for masks cancelled as overseas suppliers report shortages

Retailers based in US and across Asia unable to fulfil online orders made in Hong Kong, as scramble continues for protective equipment against the Wuhan coronanvirus.

31 Jan 2020 - 2:36PM

Retailers based in US and across Asia unable to fulfil online orders made in Hong Kong, as scramble continues for protective equipment against the Wuhan coronanvirus.

Coronavirus: Hongkongers’ online orders for masks cancelled as overseas suppliers report shortages
China coronavirus: where to find surgical masks in Hong Kong, when to throw used ones away and the myths surrounding them

Thousands queue up for the facial coverings in Hong Kong, but many left frustrated by citywide shortages.

30 Jan 2020 - 8:27PM

Thousands queue up for the facial coverings in Hong Kong, but many left frustrated by citywide shortages.

China coronavirus: where to find surgical masks in Hong Kong, when to throw used ones away and the myths surrounding them
China coronavirus: tensions high as thousands queue in Hong Kong desperate for masks, many leaving empty-handed

Anger as many who spent hours queuing outside Watsons shops for face coverings leave empty-handed.

30 Jan 2020 - 5:05PM

Anger as many who spent hours queuing outside Watsons shops for face coverings leave empty-handed.

China coronavirus: tensions high as thousands queue in Hong Kong desperate for masks, many leaving empty-handed
Long queues at outlets across Hong Kong selling masks, as panic buying continues amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Government blamed for only partial border closures with mainland, while authorities accused of not ensuring steady supply of protective gear.

29 Jan 2020 - 11:30PM

Government blamed for only partial border closures with mainland, while authorities accused of not ensuring steady supply of protective gear.

Long queues at outlets across Hong Kong selling masks, as panic buying continues amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
Two Hongkongers infected in mainland China as city gets 10th confirmed coronavirus case

The city government has rejected more than 800 visitors from virus-stricken Hubei province, while 280 Hongkongers stranded there have asked for help.

30 Jan 2020 - 5:44AM

The city government has rejected more than 800 visitors from virus-stricken Hubei province, while 280 Hongkongers stranded there have asked for help.

Two Hongkongers infected in mainland China as city gets 10th confirmed coronavirus case
Hong Kong’s partial border closure amid Wuhan coronavirus crisis too little, too late, experts and health care workers’ union say

Calls for complete closure of border with mainland continue to ring out, with government pressed to track down number of Wuhan residents in city. Health care workers’ alliance warns of strike if demands are not met.

29 Jan 2020 - 12:58PM

Calls for complete closure of border with mainland continue to ring out, with government pressed to track down number of Wuhan residents in city. Health care workers’ alliance warns of strike if demands are not met.

Hong Kong’s partial border closure amid Wuhan coronavirus crisis too little, too late, experts and health care workers’ union say
‘Fake news’: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam calls online China coronavirus claims ‘absurd’

Rumours circulating online claim government was told by Beijing to open city’s hospitals to mainland patients.

29 Jan 2020 - 6:37AM

Rumours circulating online claim government was told by Beijing to open city’s hospitals to mainland patients.

‘Fake news’: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam calls online China coronavirus claims ‘absurd’
China coronavirus: Hong Kong scrambles to roll out containment plan stopping short of total closure, with cuts on cross-border travel and reduced transport services with mainland

City leader Carrie Lam declares seven measures, as government asks employees to work from home, while news of vaccine development raises glimmer of hope.

29 Jan 2020 - 12:28PM

City leader Carrie Lam declares seven measures, as government asks employees to work from home, while news of vaccine development raises glimmer of hope.

China coronavirus: Hong Kong scrambles to roll out containment plan stopping short of total closure, with cuts on cross-border travel and reduced transport services with mainland
China coronavirus: Hong Kong will ban anyone who has been to Hubei province from entering city, in response to mounting calls to tighten border checks

The denial of entry will be for anyone from the province and anyone who has visited in the past 14 days, except for residents of city.

27 Jan 2020 - 10:49AM

The denial of entry will be for anyone from the province and anyone who has visited in the past 14 days, except for residents of city.

China coronavirus: Hong Kong will ban anyone who has been to Hubei province from entering city, in response to mounting calls to tighten border checks