Victor Ting

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Victor Ting is a reporter who covers Hong Kong health and welfare news at the Post.

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Legislative Council passes controversial bill allowing more overseas-trained doctors to practise in Hong Kong

The bill has faced heavy resistance from doctors’ representatives, but the government has argued it is necessary to address chronic manpower shortages.

The bill has faced heavy resistance from doctors’ representatives, but the government has argued it is necessary to address chronic manpower shortages.

Legislative Council passes controversial bill allowing more overseas-trained doctors to practise in Hong Kong
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Decoding the health code: can Hong Kong accept a mainland Chinese-style coronavirus app for border reopening?

Experts say technology exists to align Covid-19 protocols with the mainland, but privacy fears and a sceptical public are stumbling blocks.

Experts say technology exists to align Covid-19 protocols with the mainland, but privacy fears and a sceptical public are stumbling blocks.

Decoding the health code: can Hong Kong accept a mainland Chinese-style coronavirus app for border reopening?
21 Oct 2021 - 8:00AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s 51-day streak without local case ends, after airport worker infected with variant from unknown source

The 48-year-old cargo handler carries the L452R mutation, which has been linked to several variants including the highly infectious Delta one.

The 48-year-old cargo handler carries the L452R mutation, which has been linked to several variants including the highly infectious Delta one.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s 51-day streak without local case ends, after airport worker infected with variant from unknown source
9 Oct 2021 - 1:11AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong airport worker tests preliminary-positive, threatening city’s 50-day streak of no local infections

The airport worker, vaccinated and regularly tested as part of his job, would be the first local case since another airport employee tested positive in August; city, meanwhile, records eight new imported cases on Thursday.

The airport worker, vaccinated and regularly tested as part of his job, would be the first local case since another airport employee tested positive in August; city, meanwhile, records eight new imported cases on Thursday.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong airport worker tests preliminary-positive, threatening city’s 50-day streak of no local infections
7 Oct 2021 - 11:43PM
Carrie Lam policy address: Hong Kong leader gives no timetable for full reopening of border with mainland China

City’s leader says border can only be fully reopened when epidemic risks are in line with those across the border. Government looking to use technology to enhance Covid-19 contact tracing ability.

City’s leader says border can only be fully reopened when epidemic risks are in line with those across the border. Government looking to use technology to enhance Covid-19 contact tracing ability.

Carrie Lam policy address: Hong Kong leader gives no timetable for full reopening of border with mainland China
6 Oct 2021 - 10:50PM
Coronavirus: Macau back to citywide screening after 3 workers test positive for Covid-19, quarantine-free travel to Zhuhai on hold

One patient, 46, was fully vaccinated and usually crosses the border from Zhuhai to work; two others later revealed as also infected.

One patient, 46, was fully vaccinated and usually crosses the border from Zhuhai to work; two others later revealed as also infected.

Coronavirus: Macau back to citywide screening after 3 workers test positive for Covid-19, quarantine-free travel to Zhuhai on hold
4 Oct 2021 - 11:08PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong looking to procure world’s first Covid-19 pill

Sources tell the Post that Hospital Authority is planning to buy hundreds of courses of the antiviral medication, known as molnupiravir.

Sources tell the Post that Hospital Authority is planning to buy hundreds of courses of the antiviral medication, known as molnupiravir.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong looking to procure world’s first Covid-19 pill
2 Oct 2021 - 10:59PM
Liaison office No 2 visits Hong Kong students, entrepreneurs at farm in show of support as Beijing unveils Greater Bay Area perks for city’s youth

Move by Chen Dong follows earlier charm offensive by office chief Luo Huining to connect with grass roots.

Move by Chen Dong follows earlier charm offensive by office chief Luo Huining to connect with grass roots.

Liaison office No 2 visits Hong Kong students, entrepreneurs at farm in show of support as Beijing unveils Greater Bay Area perks for city’s youth
2 Oct 2021 - 10:53PM
Hong Kong’s Lingnan University terminates 2 professors who previously criticised government

One professor had just written a piece about opposition participation in the coming legislative election, and the other was linked to a fund offering assistance to protesters.

One professor had just written a piece about opposition participation in the coming legislative election, and the other was linked to a fund offering assistance to protesters.

Hong Kong’s Lingnan University terminates 2 professors who previously criticised government
2 Oct 2021 - 12:36AM
Hong Kong police seize HK$5 million worth of crystal meth, arrest 2

Officers intercepted 21-year-old man in Tai Po estate, finding 1.5kg of the drug in a paper bag he was holding and 6kg more in his flat.

Officers intercepted 21-year-old man in Tai Po estate, finding 1.5kg of the drug in a paper bag he was holding and 6kg more in his flat.

Hong Kong police seize HK$5 million worth of crystal meth, arrest 2
1 Oct 2021 - 11:06PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s elder care vaccination plan trying to save lives, not pressure older residents, minister says

‘It is backed by medical evidence that [elderly residents] need to get inoculated,’ Patrick Nip tells reporters at National Day reception; city records 4 imported infections.

‘It is backed by medical evidence that [elderly residents] need to get inoculated,’ Patrick Nip tells reporters at National Day reception; city records 4 imported infections.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s elder care vaccination plan trying to save lives, not pressure older residents, minister says
1 Oct 2021 - 8:49PM
Genome sequencing cracked the code of Hong Kong schoolgirl’s illness, can solve other diagnosis puzzles

Anna Chu, 10, went years without knowing the reason for her eyesight problems before genome testing revealed she had a rare condition called Alström syndrome.

Anna Chu, 10, went years without knowing the reason for her eyesight problems before genome testing revealed she had a rare condition called Alström syndrome.

Genome sequencing cracked the code of Hong Kong schoolgirl’s illness, can solve other diagnosis puzzles
30 Sep 2021 - 7:00AM
Coronavirus: US elevates Hong Kong risk level despite absence of local cases; 13 imported infections logged

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention raises status from low to moderate, urging full vaccination for anyone considering travelling to city.

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention raises status from low to moderate, urging full vaccination for anyone considering travelling to city.

Coronavirus: US elevates Hong Kong risk level despite absence of local cases; 13 imported infections logged
29 Sep 2021 - 4:42PM
Coronavirus vaccines: why Hong Kong will find it tough to secure supplies for Covid-19 booster shots

Countries such as Singapore and Israel have already started to administer a third jab to some citizens but Hong Kong is still conducting studies on such a move.

Countries such as Singapore and Israel have already started to administer a third jab to some citizens but Hong Kong is still conducting studies on such a move.

Coronavirus vaccines: why Hong Kong will find it tough to secure supplies for Covid-19 booster shots
28 Sep 2021 - 8:08AM
Coronavirus vaccines: Hong Kong’s slow trek to booster shots. ‘What are we getting protected from, if there are no cases?’

With no local cases for more than a month, third vaccine dose will bring little benefit, experts in Hong Kong agree.

With no local cases for more than a month, third vaccine dose will bring little benefit, experts in Hong Kong agree.

Coronavirus vaccines: Hong Kong’s slow trek to booster shots. ‘What are we getting protected from, if there are no cases?’
26 Sep 2021 - 10:32PM
Hong Kong housing: city’s largest pro-Beijing party calls on government to boost supply of public, subsidised flats by half in 9 years

The call to action comes as something of a shot across the current administration’s bow ahead of next week’s policy address.

The call to action comes as something of a shot across the current administration’s bow ahead of next week’s policy address.

Hong Kong housing: city’s largest pro-Beijing party calls on government to boost supply of public, subsidised flats by half in 9 years
26 Sep 2021 - 4:48PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: ‘Macau model’ raised at Shenzhen talks on border reopening; city confirms 8 new cases

Experts from Hong Kong and mainland China have wrapped up their first meeting on the ‘gradual and orderly’ reopening of the border.

Experts from Hong Kong and mainland China have wrapped up their first meeting on the ‘gradual and orderly’ reopening of the border.

Coronavirus Hong Kong: ‘Macau model’ raised at Shenzhen talks on border reopening; city confirms 8 new cases
26 Sep 2021 - 11:34PM
More than 1,600 doctors, health care workers get 5 more years on job as Hong Kong raises retirement age from 60 to 65 amid hospital manpower crunch

Health authorities predict a shortfall of 1,610 doctors by the end of the decade, rising to 1,949 by 2040.

Health authorities predict a shortfall of 1,610 doctors by the end of the decade, rising to 1,949 by 2040.

More than 1,600 doctors, health care workers get 5 more years on job as Hong Kong raises retirement age from 60 to 65 amid hospital manpower crunch
24 Sep 2021 - 11:27AM
Coronavirus: lukewarm response at Hong Kong vaccination centres as walk-in scheme to boost flagging jabs rate opens

Staff member at one centre reports about 10 walk-ins by noon, while some vaccine recipients tell Post they scored traditional bookings just a day in advance.

Staff member at one centre reports about 10 walk-ins by noon, while some vaccine recipients tell Post they scored traditional bookings just a day in advance.

Coronavirus: lukewarm response at Hong Kong vaccination centres as walk-in scheme to boost flagging jabs rate opens
22 Sep 2021 - 11:15PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: sacked Cathay workers say reasons to avoid vaccines ignored, experts urge more staff awareness; city confirms 3 new imported cases

One of the fired workers is a cancer survivor, 52, who says she obtained a doctor’s certificate in July saying she was unsuitable for vaccination

One of the fired workers is a cancer survivor, 52, who says she obtained a doctor’s certificate in July saying she was unsuitable for vaccination

Coronavirus Hong Kong: sacked Cathay workers say reasons to avoid vaccines ignored, experts urge more staff awareness; city confirms 3 new imported cases
19 Sep 2021 - 10:44PM
Coronavirus: new single-jab guidance for Hong Kong youth will open door for more face-to-face school classes

Professor Lau Yu-lung says government can begin recognising pupils as fully vaccinated after just one dose; city marks no new Covid-19 cases on Thursday.

Professor Lau Yu-lung says government can begin recognising pupils as fully vaccinated after just one dose; city marks no new Covid-19 cases on Thursday.

Coronavirus: new single-jab guidance for Hong Kong youth will open door for more face-to-face school classes
16 Sep 2021 - 10:29PM
Hong Kong public hospitals chief hints at ‘concrete plans’ to address brain drain in medical sector amid citywide exodus

The plans are intended to address growing concerns that a recent wave of emigration may negatively affect the city’s health care system.

The plans are intended to address growing concerns that a recent wave of emigration may negatively affect the city’s health care system.

Hong Kong public hospitals chief hints at ‘concrete plans’ to address brain drain in medical sector amid citywide exodus
12 Sep 2021 - 9:47PM
Hong Kong coronavirus quarantine: number of rooms, time in isolation for helpers not changing, labour minister says

Law Chi-kwong rejects complaints about room availability for arriving domestic workers, says ‘no need at the moment’ to find additional accommodation; city confirms three imported Covid-19 cases.

Law Chi-kwong rejects complaints about room availability for arriving domestic workers, says ‘no need at the moment’ to find additional accommodation; city confirms three imported Covid-19 cases.

Hong Kong coronavirus quarantine: number of rooms, time in isolation for helpers not changing, labour minister says
12 Sep 2021 - 10:45PM
Long-delayed Hong Kong legislation banning e-cigarettes clears bills committee in spite of some lawmakers’ objections

While the bill is now out of committee, a date has not been set for its second reading.

While the bill is now out of committee, a date has not been set for its second reading.

Long-delayed Hong Kong legislation banning e-cigarettes clears bills committee in spite of some lawmakers’ objections
10 Sep 2021 - 10:59PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to target elderly with one-stop jabs service, ‘deep-community’ approach as vaccination drive stalls

Patrick Nip, who is in charge of Hong Kong’s inoculation drive, says the daily vaccine uptake has fallen to 12,000 and a more proactive approach is needed.

Patrick Nip, who is in charge of Hong Kong’s inoculation drive, says the daily vaccine uptake has fallen to 12,000 and a more proactive approach is needed.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to target elderly with one-stop jabs service, ‘deep-community’ approach as vaccination drive stalls
10 Sep 2021 - 7:41AM
Coronavirus: Hongkongers stranded overseas still face several hurdles to return, including flights, hotel rooms, and confusion over entry documents

Battle for flights and rooms in quarantine hotels among issues facing residents trying to get back to city, day after government announces it will recognise documents from five countries

Battle for flights and rooms in quarantine hotels among issues facing residents trying to get back to city, day after government announces it will recognise documents from five countries

Coronavirus: Hongkongers stranded overseas still face several hurdles to return, including flights, hotel rooms, and confusion over entry documents
8 Sep 2021 - 12:18AM
Smoking control has helped Hongkongers live longer, new study shows, and researchers want lawmakers to stub out sales of e-cigarettes next

Research by seven universities, including the University of Hong Kong, shows life expectancy for city’s residents higher than in 18 high-income countries.

Research by seven universities, including the University of Hong Kong, shows life expectancy for city’s residents higher than in 18 high-income countries.

Smoking control has helped Hongkongers live longer, new study shows, and researchers want lawmakers to stub out sales of e-cigarettes next
6 Sep 2021 - 11:48PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents who have been fully vaccinated in 5 more countries will be allowed to fly back under updated rules

Deals have been struck with India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand and South Korea to recognise vaccination records issued by their authorities.

Deals have been struck with India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand and South Korea to recognise vaccination records issued by their authorities.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents who have been fully vaccinated in 5 more countries will be allowed to fly back under updated rules
7 Sep 2021 - 7:59AM
With e-cigarette ban on horizon in Hong Kong, activists on both sides ramp up the pressure

Heated Tobacco Concern Group releases survey that suggests ban will do little to encourage users to give up smoking, but tobacco opponents say the move is long overdue and the health of young people cannot be put at risk.

Heated Tobacco Concern Group releases survey that suggests ban will do little to encourage users to give up smoking, but tobacco opponents say the move is long overdue and the health of young people cannot be put at risk.

With e-cigarette ban on horizon in Hong Kong, activists on both sides ramp up the pressure
3 Sep 2021 - 11:21PM
Legislative Council poised to pass long-delayed e-cigarette ban after Hong Kong’s biggest political party decides to back bill

The controversial bill has its detractors, including those who argue e-cigarettes and similar products are less harmful than conventional smoking.

The controversial bill has its detractors, including those who argue e-cigarettes and similar products are less harmful than conventional smoking.

Legislative Council poised to pass long-delayed e-cigarette ban after Hong Kong’s biggest political party decides to back bill
3 Sep 2021 - 12:00AM