Victor Ting

Victor Ting

Reporter, Hong Kong

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

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Performance anxiety: Hong Kong Philharmonic says it may not play without new guidelines to prevent another mass quarantining

The ensemble’s management has reportedly approached the Centre for Health Protection about formulating clear safety criteria.

24 Oct 2020 - 5:43PM

The ensemble’s management has reportedly approached the Centre for Health Protection about formulating clear safety criteria.

Performance anxiety: Hong Kong Philharmonic says it may not play without new guidelines to prevent another mass quarantining
Hong Kong’s four new Covid-19 cases all traced, as social-distancing rules relaxation allows larger tours, wedding ceremonies

Tour operator says it has seen significant interest but will be operating some trips at a loss.

23 Oct 2020 - 7:31PM

Tour operator says it has seen significant interest but will be operating some trips at a loss.

Hong Kong’s four new Covid-19 cases all traced, as social-distancing rules relaxation allows larger tours, wedding ceremonies
Coronavirus: first Nepal Airlines flight to Hong Kong since ban brings nine of city’s 11 new Covid-19 cases, while local resident adds to untraceable tally

Health officials confirm the national carrier will once again be barred from Hong Kong for two weeks after incident on first flight back in action.

22 Oct 2020 - 11:20PM

Health officials confirm the national carrier will once again be barred from Hong Kong for two weeks after incident on first flight back in action.

Coronavirus: first Nepal Airlines flight to Hong Kong since ban brings nine of city’s 11 new Covid-19 cases, while local resident adds to untraceable tally
Hong Kong women are set to overtake men in new cancer cases, government data shows

The gap between new cases among males and females narrowed from 1,643 in 2008 to just 52 in 2018.

22 Oct 2020 - 12:31AM

The gap between new cases among males and females narrowed from 1,643 in 2008 to just 52 in 2018.

Hong Kong women are set to overtake men in new cancer cases, government data shows
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.

20 Oct 2020 - 11:20PM

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.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong relaxes social-distancing rules on local tour groups and weddings, as city records five new Covid-19 cases
Covid-19 is taking a ‘deep toll’ on Hong Kong's mental health, top government adviser Wong Yan-lung

In an exclusive interview, Hong Kong government’s mental health adviser Wong Yan-lung said the city’s psychological wellness has taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic and political unrest since last year. The former Secretary for Justice also spoke with the South China Morning Post about harnessing the power of social media to remove stigma and get locals talking about their mental health.

18 Oct 2020 - 7:00PM

In an exclusive interview, Hong Kong government’s mental health adviser Wong Yan-lung said the city’s psychological wellness has taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic and political unrest since last year. The former Secretary for Justice also spoke with the South China Morning Post about harnessing the power of social media to remove stigma and get locals talking about their mental health.

Covid-19 is taking a ‘deep toll’ on Hong Kong's mental health, top government adviser Wong Yan-lung
Covid-19 time bomb: pandemic takes ‘deep toll’ on Hongkongers’ mental health, former justice minister says

Wong Yan-lung, who chairs the government’s advisory committee on mental health, says authorities need to prioritise tackling the crisis.

18 Oct 2020 - 11:21PM

Wong Yan-lung, who chairs the government’s advisory committee on mental health, says authorities need to prioritise tackling the crisis.

Covid-19 time bomb: pandemic takes ‘deep toll’ on Hongkongers’ mental health, former justice minister says
Hong Kong adds France and Russia to list of high-risk nations as city records seven new Covid-19 cases

Arrivals from the countries must test negative for the coronavirus and isolate in hotel.

16 Oct 2020 - 11:27PM

Arrivals from the countries must test negative for the coronavirus and isolate in hotel.

Hong Kong adds France and Russia to list of high-risk nations as city records seven new Covid-19 cases
Hong Kong facing 1,000 winter deaths from coronavirus, expert warns, as city records seven new cases of Covid-19

University of Hong Kong microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung makes chilling prediction and says winter wave could see tens of thousands fall ill.

11 Oct 2020 - 11:30PM

University of Hong Kong microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung makes chilling prediction and says winter wave could see tens of thousands fall ill.

Hong Kong facing 1,000 winter deaths from coronavirus, expert warns, as city records seven new cases of Covid-19
Eight new coronavirus cases reported in Hong Kong amid growing clusters of infections, five-star hotel closes

Top health official warns of a ‘significant rebound’ in the local epidemic as authorities widen coronavirus testing.

9 Oct 2020 - 11:31PM

Top health official warns of a ‘significant rebound’ in the local epidemic as authorities widen coronavirus testing.

Eight new coronavirus cases reported in Hong Kong amid growing clusters of infections, five-star hotel closes
‘They don’t want Hongkongers’ – how city’s rising wave of Covid-19 infections is snarling deal on opening border with mainland China

The mainland has successfully limited the pandemic, with zero infections viewed as the national standard. Hong Kong, eager for a travel agreement, might find that a difficult target to hit.

9 Oct 2020 - 7:07PM

The mainland has successfully limited the pandemic, with zero infections viewed as the national standard. Hong Kong, eager for a travel agreement, might find that a difficult target to hit.

‘They don’t want Hongkongers’ – how city’s rising wave of Covid-19 infections is snarling deal on opening border with mainland China
Amid ‘alarming signs’ of coronavirus rebound, Hong Kong readies temporary testing stations, explores mandatory screenings for vulnerable groups

As city records 18 mostly locally transmitted new cases, temporary screening facilities to be set up in hard-hit districts including Kwai Chung, Kowloon City.

9 Oct 2020 - 1:00AM

As city records 18 mostly locally transmitted new cases, temporary screening facilities to be set up in hard-hit districts including Kwai Chung, Kowloon City.

Amid ‘alarming signs’ of coronavirus rebound, Hong Kong readies temporary testing stations, explores mandatory screenings for vulnerable groups
Coronavirus: what is Hong Kong doing to curb a potential fourth wave? Exploring new tests, new tech and taking samples of sewage

The government is looking into previously unused pandemic surveillance methods, including testing sewage to identify community outbreaks.

7 Oct 2020 - 1:11PM

The government is looking into previously unused pandemic surveillance methods, including testing sewage to identify community outbreaks.

Coronavirus: what is Hong Kong doing to curb a potential fourth wave? Exploring new tests, new tech and taking samples of sewage
Coronavirus: who will be Hong Kong’s worst hit in Covid-19 fourth wave? Students, poor, elderly most at risk

Rising infection rates in schools overseas could be sign of what’s to come for Hong Kong, while lingering issues in elderly care homes could lead to repeat of third wave mistakes.

7 Oct 2020 - 12:56PM

Rising infection rates in schools overseas could be sign of what’s to come for Hong Kong, while lingering issues in elderly care homes could lead to repeat of third wave mistakes.

Coronavirus: who will be Hong Kong’s worst hit in Covid-19 fourth wave? Students, poor, elderly most at risk
Coronavirus: when will Hong Kong’s fourth wave of Covid-19 hit? Very soon, experts warn

Sick travellers, untraceable local cases could combine to trigger next spike of infections.

7 Oct 2020 - 12:56PM

Sick travellers, untraceable local cases could combine to trigger next spike of infections.

Coronavirus: when will Hong Kong’s fourth wave of Covid-19 hit? Very soon, experts warn
Hong Kong confirms five new Covid-19 cases; health officials ask police to help track down bar patrons as fears emerge of new cluster

Officials trying to locate source of infection of 22-year-old student who visited the bar in Kowloon.

4 Oct 2020 - 11:20PM

Officials trying to locate source of infection of 22-year-old student who visited the bar in Kowloon.

Hong Kong confirms five new Covid-19 cases; health officials ask police to help track down bar patrons as fears emerge of new cluster
Coronavirus: Hong Kong expected to retain 4-person group cap, but curbs on religious activities, contact sports to ease as 10 new cases recorded

Professor David Hui says construction worker’s untraceable infection means time is not right to raise limit on number of people who can meet from four.

28 Sep 2020 - 11:36PM

Professor David Hui says construction worker’s untraceable infection means time is not right to raise limit on number of people who can meet from four.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong expected to retain 4-person group cap, but curbs on religious activities, contact sports to ease as 10 new cases recorded
Treating elderly patients means looking after their carers too, award-winning Hong Kong doctor says

Sars experience helped senior doctor ensure Tuen Mun Hospital stayed safe through Covid-19 pandemic.

28 Sep 2020 - 7:30AM

Sars experience helped senior doctor ensure Tuen Mun Hospital stayed safe through Covid-19 pandemic.

Treating elderly patients means looking after their carers too, award-winning Hong Kong doctor says
Hongkongers applied for British National (Overseas) passports in record numbers in 2019 as protests rocked city, with eightfold increase over previous year

The unprecedented surge was not triggered by the national security law imposed by Beijing on June 30 but it continued unabated in the first half of 2020.

27 Sep 2020 - 10:27AM

The unprecedented surge was not triggered by the national security law imposed by Beijing on June 30 but it continued unabated in the first half of 2020.

Hongkongers applied for British National (Overseas) passports in record numbers in 2019 as protests rocked city, with eightfold increase over previous year
Airlines want quick US$10 Covid-19 test to replace quarantine in bid to kick-start international travel

International Air Transport Association throws weight behind 15-minute pre-departure tests, and industry boss hopes mass testing ‘could save winter season’.

28 Sep 2020 - 6:44PM

International Air Transport Association throws weight behind 15-minute pre-departure tests, and industry boss hopes mass testing ‘could save winter season’.

Airlines want quick US$10 Covid-19 test to replace quarantine in bid to kick-start international travel
Live music, theatre and other performances to resume after Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

Authorities to ease restrictions on stricken entertainment industry from October 1, although venues will only be allowed to be half full. City expecting three new cases of Covid-19.

23 Sep 2020 - 10:36PM

Authorities to ease restrictions on stricken entertainment industry from October 1, although venues will only be allowed to be half full. City expecting three new cases of Covid-19.

Live music, theatre and other performances to resume after Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong
Coronavirus: virologist Malik Peiris says ‘absolutely not’ an outbreak at University of Hong Kong lab, as more than 300 tests at school net no positives so far

Hours before city confirms six new cases, Peiris tells Post infection timeline suggests infected researcher ‘certainly acquired it in the community’.

22 Sep 2020 - 9:53AM

Hours before city confirms six new cases, Peiris tells Post infection timeline suggests infected researcher ‘certainly acquired it in the community’.

Coronavirus: virologist Malik Peiris says ‘absolutely not’ an outbreak at University of Hong Kong lab, as more than 300 tests at school net no positives so far
Unfazed by dirty work, Hong Kong university infectious disease doctor leads frontline fight against Covid-19

Dr Anthony Tam says sense of duty led him to working with coronavirus patients when outbreak started.

16 Sep 2020 - 7:00AM

Dr Anthony Tam says sense of duty led him to working with coronavirus patients when outbreak started.

Unfazed by dirty work, Hong Kong university infectious disease doctor leads frontline fight against Covid-19
How can the world avoid another coronavirus pandemic? Data could be the answer, as Hong Kong university joins united bid

Coalition of 20 founding members, including tech giants such as Tencent, Google and Facebook, as well as HKU’s medicine faculty, launches Trinity Challenge that invites suggestions.

14 Sep 2020 - 8:58AM

Coalition of 20 founding members, including tech giants such as Tencent, Google and Facebook, as well as HKU’s medicine faculty, launches Trinity Challenge that invites suggestions.

How can the world avoid another coronavirus pandemic? Data could be the answer, as Hong Kong university joins united bid
Hong Kong hospitals begin screening all new inpatients for Covid-19, with ‘high-volume’ machines expected to boost testing capacity

The Hospital Authority is implementing the measures in hopes of curbing a potential fourth wave of infections in the winter months.

10 Sep 2020 - 6:32AM

The Hospital Authority is implementing the measures in hopes of curbing a potential fourth wave of infections in the winter months.

Hong Kong hospitals begin screening all new inpatients for Covid-19, with ‘high-volume’ machines expected to boost testing capacity
Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms six Covid-19 cases, with just three locally transmitted

Daily figures are the lowest since July 3 when the city reported five infections.

8 Sep 2020 - 8:38PM

Daily figures are the lowest since July 3 when the city reported five infections.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms six Covid-19 cases, with just three locally transmitted
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to relax social-distancing rules as it reveals travel bubble talks with countries such as Japan, Thailand, Germany

Government to relax social-distancing measures in city, allowing number of businesses and venues to reopen from Friday, as officials reveal they are discussing opening up travel to likes of Japan, Thailand, and Germany.

20 Oct 2020 - 1:02PM

Government to relax social-distancing measures in city, allowing number of businesses and venues to reopen from Friday, as officials reveal they are discussing opening up travel to likes of Japan, Thailand, and Germany.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to relax social-distancing rules as it reveals travel bubble talks with countries such as Japan, Thailand, Germany
Hong Kong health officials race to contain growing Covid-19 cluster linked to commercial building after five more cases confirmed

Everyone working on the sixth floor of the Transport City Building in Tai Wai will need to be quarantined, health officials say.

7 Sep 2020 - 11:31PM

Everyone working on the sixth floor of the Transport City Building in Tai Wai will need to be quarantined, health officials say.

Hong Kong health officials race to contain growing Covid-19 cluster linked to commercial building after five more cases confirmed
At mass Covid-19 testing site in Hong Kong, concerns raised over inadequate protective gear and residents with sore throat or cough taking part

Doctor working at expo collection site raises alarm over the clothing, which does not keep fluids from passing through, and participants displaying symptoms.

4 Sep 2020 - 11:32PM

Doctor working at expo collection site raises alarm over the clothing, which does not keep fluids from passing through, and participants displaying symptoms.

At mass Covid-19 testing site in Hong Kong, concerns raised over inadequate protective gear and residents with sore throat or cough taking part
Metropark hotel cluster grows, mass testing scheme uncovers possible transmission as Hong Kong confirms 12 new Covid-19 cases

Authorities announce a new round of testing at Metropark as infections there climb to four, while cases uncovered by the city’s mass testing scheme rise to eight.

4 Sep 2020 - 9:00PM

Authorities announce a new round of testing at Metropark as infections there climb to four, while cases uncovered by the city’s mass testing scheme rise to eight.

Metropark hotel cluster grows, mass testing scheme uncovers possible transmission as Hong Kong confirms 12 new Covid-19 cases