Health authorities had stopped distribution after identifying more than 50 defects to vials – including cracks, leaks and exterior stains.
Age threshold for recipients is lowered to 30 while domestic helpers and students studying overseas also now eligible. Expert committee says deaths of seven people after receiving China-made vaccine not directly tied to shots.
Expert committee also reaches preliminary conclusion that there was no connection between vaccine and case of another patient who died recently.
Hundreds of pupils channel their creativity as part of programme spearheaded by Junior Achievement Hong Kong. Teams are making everything from umbrellas to notebooks to sell at virtual marketplace on March 13.
Hong Kong leader warns that she does not ‘envisage that within a very short span of time, we will relax social distancing on the basis of vaccination’.
Daily figure – lowest since November 18 when nine cases were also recorded – included four locally transmitted infections.
As life returned to normal for the residents, authorities’ focus shifts to the large Laguna City private housing estate, where an outbreak may be spreading upwards.
Health authorities take ‘exceptional measure’ given special challenges presented in carrying out contact tracing of residents in subdivided flats.
Health officials confirm four more infections in two homes in the Reclamation Street buildings, taking the number of cases to 25 in 13 flats.
Seven more residents confirmed infected in the interconnected buildings along Reclamation Street in Jordan, taking the total to 21.
The new neurostimulator, developed by researchers at Polytechnic University, is small enough to be injected into a patient’s spine via a needle.
Government urged to cap the number of people at shopping centres and wet markets and consider requiring people visiting country parks to wear masks.
City records 25 new infections on Wednesday, the lowest caseload since November 19.
Measures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease after two facilities were hit with outbreaks. Residents of three more buildings to undergo mandatory screening after caseload threshold met.
Health officials also reveal that for the first time a mutated strain of the virus seen in South Africa has been found in an arrival.
A Shenzhen court jailed eight defendants guilty of illegal border crossing for seven months, while the two organisers of the crime will stay behind bars for up to three years. Opposition activists say the sentences are excessive, while pro-establishment figures call the terms appropriate.
Tang Kai-yin and Quinn Moon, convicted of organising the illegal border crossing, sentenced to three and two years, respectively.
Institution of Dining Art also says a similar percentage of respondents in Hong Kong are mulling laying off staff in the coming quarter.
City logs 53 new cases as health authorities reveal three hidden virus carriers detected through pilot sewage monitoring system.
Experts say ensuring proper ventilation and natural lighting in rooms, and routine maintenance of drainage systems can keep living spaces healthy.
An outbreak that saw dock workers fall ill while sharing makeshift dormitories was just one example of how the virus showed Hongkongers hidden worlds.
Residents of 731 flats at Fung Chak House in Choi Wan (II) Estate – as well as recent visitors – must be screened after the disease was detected in sewage samples.
Among the measures are robotic dogs equipped with high definition cameras and lidar sensors that help engineers gather data in adverse conditions.
Hong Kong has made some of the world’s first discoveries during the pandemic – including the infection in a dog, reinfection in a patient.
Evacuation orders of housing estates may be preventing timely admission of other residents into quarantine, health official says.
Public health experts urge the government to regulate boarding houses for migrant workers, as the city confirms another 82 infections.
The latest fatalities followed the three deaths reported on Monday, taking the toll this week to six and 123 in total.
Dine-in services at restaurants will now be available until 10pm, with a maximum of four people per table, but you still won't be able to get a drink at your favourite bar.