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Hong Kong must choose ‘lesser of two evils’ – US retaliation or foreign investment exodus due to unrest, former justice secretary says

Elsie Leung also says barring of foreign judges from security cases would violate city’s Basic Law, though seeking Beijing’s interpretations is ‘normal’.

28 May 2020 - 11:40PM

Elsie Leung also says barring of foreign judges from security cases would violate city’s Basic Law, though seeking Beijing’s interpretations is ‘normal’.

Hong Kong must choose ‘lesser of two evils’ – US retaliation or foreign investment exodus due to unrest, former justice secretary says
Coronavirus: remdesivir study finds hospital stays for Covid-19 patients could be reduced without affecting treatment outcome, Hong Kong expert says

Patients were separated into two groups – 200 took the drug for five days, and 197 who had ‘significantly worse’ clinical conditions took it for 10. After adjustment for imbalances, researchers concluded there was ‘no significant difference in efficacy’ between the different courses of therapy.

28 May 2020 - 9:46PM

Patients were separated into two groups – 200 took the drug for five days, and 197 who had ‘significantly worse’ clinical conditions took it for 10. After adjustment for imbalances, researchers concluded there was ‘no significant difference in efficacy’ between the different courses of therapy.

Coronavirus: remdesivir study finds hospital stays for Covid-19 patients could be reduced without affecting treatment outcome, Hong Kong expert says
Coronavirus: no new cases of Covid-19 in Hong Kong as government gives entertainment venues go-ahead to reopen

Entertainment spots including karaoke lounges and nightclubs can resume operations from Friday, while transit flights will return to city’s international airport from June 1.

26 May 2020 - 11:23PM

Entertainment spots including karaoke lounges and nightclubs can resume operations from Friday, while transit flights will return to city’s international airport from June 1.

Coronavirus: no new cases of Covid-19 in Hong Kong as government gives entertainment venues go-ahead to reopen
Coronavirus: China’s ‘Sars hero’ Zhong Nanshan urges Hong Kong to relax border controls with mainland and Macau

Leading infectious disease expert Zhong Nanshan also praises Hong Kong for its efforts to contain coronavirus.

27 May 2020 - 2:39PM

Leading infectious disease expert Zhong Nanshan also praises Hong Kong for its efforts to contain coronavirus.

Coronavirus: China’s ‘Sars hero’ Zhong Nanshan urges Hong Kong to relax border controls with mainland and Macau
Coronavirus: no new Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong

Last locally transmitted case in city was on May 14, leaving total number of infections at 1,065.

25 May 2020 - 3:59PM

Last locally transmitted case in city was on May 14, leaving total number of infections at 1,065.

Coronavirus: no new Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong
Hong Kong airport runway incident under investigation by Civil Aviation Department

Cargo jet forced into ‘missed approach’ because a commercial airliner was still taking off. Aviation authority promises thorough probe into incident.

24 May 2020 - 12:27AM

Cargo jet forced into ‘missed approach’ because a commercial airliner was still taking off. Aviation authority promises thorough probe into incident.

Hong Kong airport runway incident under investigation by Civil Aviation Department
Hong Kong funeral parlour mixes up corpses, wrongly cremating one before the family can say goodbye

‘Devastated’ Global Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom admits botched handling of two corpses, apologises to grieving families.

23 May 2020 - 10:02PM

‘Devastated’ Global Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom admits botched handling of two corpses, apologises to grieving families.

Hong Kong funeral parlour mixes up corpses, wrongly cremating one before the family can say goodbye
Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority to build more than 3,000 flats at redeveloped Kowloon City site

The redevelopment, first proposed in 2018, will increase the number of units available at the site more than fivefold and include some public housing.

23 May 2020 - 12:06AM

The redevelopment, first proposed in 2018, will increase the number of units available at the site more than fivefold and include some public housing.

Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority to build more than 3,000 flats at redeveloped Kowloon City site
Coronavirus: Hong Kong records two new Covid-19 cases, both with European travel history

One person who tested positive had been studying at a secondary school in England, while the other had visited family in the Netherlands.

22 May 2020 - 11:34PM

One person who tested positive had been studying at a secondary school in England, while the other had visited family in the Netherlands.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong records two new Covid-19 cases, both with European travel history
Coronavirus: Hong Kong records eight imported cases of Covid-19, breaking three-day run of no new infections

City’s tally rises to 1,063 after returnees from Pakistan test positive, breaking three-day run of no infections.

21 May 2020 - 11:22PM

City’s tally rises to 1,063 after returnees from Pakistan test positive, breaking three-day run of no infections.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong records eight imported cases of Covid-19, breaking three-day run of no new infections
Coronavirus: Hongkongers can join bigger religious gatherings as some social-distancing rules eased but annual Tiananmen vigil in doubt

Limit on public gatherings, which was earlier relaxed to eight people, will stay in place for two more weeks.

20 May 2020 - 11:07AM

Limit on public gatherings, which was earlier relaxed to eight people, will stay in place for two more weeks.

Coronavirus: Hongkongers can join bigger religious gatherings as some social-distancing rules eased but annual Tiananmen vigil in doubt
Law requires Hong Kong exam authority to comply with chief executive’s orders, education officials say

Exam authority’s secretary general So Kwok-sang says further discussion required to review Education Bureau’s request.

19 May 2020 - 3:00PM

Exam authority’s secretary general So Kwok-sang says further discussion required to review Education Bureau’s request.

Law requires Hong Kong exam authority to comply with chief executive’s orders, education officials say
Coronavirus: Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong consider ways to create a ‘travel bubble’ for easier movement across borders

Discussions are under way in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong to ease quarantine restrictions and to introduce a ‘travel bubble’ as Covid-19 cases come down.

16 May 2020 - 11:27PM

Discussions are under way in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong to ease quarantine restrictions and to introduce a ‘travel bubble’ as Covid-19 cases come down.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong consider ways to create a ‘travel bubble’ for easier movement across borders
Private-jet pilot confirmed with coronavirus in Hong Kong after contact with 18 people at Princess Margaret Hospital

Hong Kong officials say contagion risk is low because he stayed only 30 minutes on the Princess Margaret ward. He previously tested negative for Covid-19 after returning to the city in March.

18 May 2020 - 10:40AM

Hong Kong officials say contagion risk is low because he stayed only 30 minutes on the Princess Margaret ward. He previously tested negative for Covid-19 after returning to the city in March.

Private-jet pilot confirmed with coronavirus in Hong Kong after contact with 18 people at Princess Margaret Hospital
Elderly Hongkongers peeved over looming relocation at decades-old care home amid Covid-19 pandemic

The government wants to move 150 residents across four blocks of Dills Corner Garden in Sheung Shui into other blocks within the premises. But care home operators and residents cast doubt on the plan’s viability, especially amid coronavirus pandemic.

10 May 2020 - 11:06PM

The government wants to move 150 residents across four blocks of Dills Corner Garden in Sheung Shui into other blocks within the premises. But care home operators and residents cast doubt on the plan’s viability, especially amid coronavirus pandemic.

Elderly Hongkongers peeved over looming relocation at decades-old care home amid Covid-19 pandemic
Hong Kong suspect dies day after police used ‘appropriate force’ during his arrest

Police say the man was subdued in Nathan Road after ‘fiercely resisting’ arrest for criminal damage, drugs possession and assaulting officers.

10 May 2020 - 12:03AM

Police say the man was subdued in Nathan Road after ‘fiercely resisting’ arrest for criminal damage, drugs possession and assaulting officers.

Hong Kong suspect dies day after police used ‘appropriate force’ during his arrest
Biggest ginseng seizure in Hong Kong history nets HK$47 million of traditional medicine from seagoing smugglers

Police and customs swooped when they spotted a fishing vessel transferring more than a thousand boxes to speedboats off Lantau Island.

9 May 2020 - 8:14PM

Police and customs swooped when they spotted a fishing vessel transferring more than a thousand boxes to speedboats off Lantau Island.

Biggest ginseng seizure in Hong Kong history nets HK$47 million of traditional medicine from seagoing smugglers
Coronavirus: four new infections in Hong Kong, all involving residents returning from Pakistan

All of the newly diagnosed patients recently returned to the city from Pakistan. No locally transmitted infections have been recorded for 18 days.

7 May 2020 - 7:06PM

All of the newly diagnosed patients recently returned to the city from Pakistan. No locally transmitted infections have been recorded for 18 days.

Coronavirus: four new infections in Hong Kong, all involving residents returning from Pakistan
Hong Kong doctors first in Asia to perform heart transplant using new preservation technology

The US-invented Organ Care System protects the beating of a heart and keeps it supplied with blood during transfer for up to 10 hours.

7 May 2020 - 4:35PM

The US-invented Organ Care System protects the beating of a heart and keeps it supplied with blood during transfer for up to 10 hours.

Hong Kong doctors first in Asia to perform heart transplant using new preservation technology
Hong Kong public hospitals begin return of services cancelled because of coronavirus

Dr Ian Cheung warns services will struggle to return to ‘pre-epidemic levels’ as staff begin contacting patients for appointments, and says city will need to be on permanent alert to guard against resurgence of Covid-19.

5 May 2020 - 7:39PM

Dr Ian Cheung warns services will struggle to return to ‘pre-epidemic levels’ as staff begin contacting patients for appointments, and says city will need to be on permanent alert to guard against resurgence of Covid-19.

Hong Kong public hospitals begin  return of services cancelled because of coronavirus
No sleep, no family time: Hong Kong’s medical heroes recall deepest fears caring for coronavirus patients

Doctor who received first of patients from city’s hotpot cluster relives horror of facing the possibility that city was on the cusp of a major outbreak.

20 May 2020 - 3:18PM

Doctor who received first of patients from city’s hotpot cluster relives horror of facing the possibility that city was on the cusp of a major outbreak.

No sleep, no family time: Hong Kong’s medical heroes recall deepest fears caring for coronavirus patients
Coronavirus: musician from Hong Kong’s Covid-19 bar cluster recounts harrowing experience of battle with disease

Mark Anthony Balcueva struggled to breathe and had to be put on a cocktail of drugs, with only the thought of his daughter back in the Philippines keeping him alive.

20 May 2020 - 3:16PM

Mark Anthony Balcueva struggled to breathe and had to be put on a cocktail of drugs, with only the thought of his daughter back in the Philippines keeping him alive.

Coronavirus: musician from Hong Kong’s Covid-19 bar cluster recounts harrowing experience of battle with disease
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s visually impaired deprived of Covid-19 information with half of Chinese-language news apps inaccessible, NGO finds

Half of Chinese-language news apps found to inaccessible in Hong Kong Blind Union survey, depriving some of key information to help them through the pandemic.

27 Apr 2020 - 9:06PM

Half of Chinese-language news apps found to inaccessible in Hong Kong Blind Union survey, depriving some of key information to help them through the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s visually impaired deprived of Covid-19 information with half of Chinese-language news apps inaccessible, NGO finds
Coronavirus: suicide experts warn of pandemic’s impact on mental health, with Hong Kong’s jobless, poor and elderly most at risk

Mental health experts warn the economic and social effects of Covid-19 could lead to more suicides than during Sars in Hong Kong

26 Apr 2020 - 11:22PM

Mental health experts warn the economic and social effects of Covid-19 could lead to more suicides than during Sars in Hong Kong

Coronavirus: suicide experts warn of pandemic’s impact on mental health, with Hong Kong’s jobless, poor and elderly most at risk
Coronavirus: No new cases in Hong Kong, but health chief warns fight is ‘new normal’

For the second time this week, the city has an infection-free day, but Sophia Chan points to long battle ahead. Restaurants allowed to operate at full capacity again, but business still down, while police reject bid to hold Labour Day rally.

25 Apr 2020 - 3:27AM

For the second time this week, the city has an infection-free day, but Sophia Chan points to long battle ahead. Restaurants allowed to operate at full capacity again, but business still down, while police reject bid to hold Labour Day rally.

Coronavirus: No new cases in Hong Kong, but health chief warns fight is ‘new normal’
Coronavirus: plan to isolate airport arrivals in hotel gets off to rocky start in Hong Kong with complaints of poor logistics, lax security

Worker says she bumped into guests despite assurances of no contact, while traveller claims he was so hungry that he swiped a lunchbox left in corridor.

24 Apr 2020 - 1:44AM

Worker says she bumped into guests despite assurances of no contact, while traveller claims he was so hungry that he swiped a lunchbox left in corridor.

Coronavirus: plan to isolate airport arrivals in hotel gets off to rocky start in Hong Kong with complaints of poor logistics, lax security
Coronavirus: toddler among four new Hong Kong Covid-19 cases, all recently back from Britain

The child was admitted to hospital after a stool sample returned positive for the virus.

22 Apr 2020 - 9:51PM

The child was admitted to hospital after a stool sample returned positive for the virus.

Coronavirus: toddler among four new Hong Kong Covid-19 cases, all recently back from Britain
Coronavirus: Hong Kong health experts warn against ‘premature’ easing of social-distancing rules

Professor Gabriel Leung says city has weathered three waves of imported infections, with ‘not much of a sustained local outbreak’. But rules over maintaining physical space and quarantine efforts should continue for now, he advises.

22 Apr 2020 - 3:47PM

Professor Gabriel Leung says city has weathered three waves of imported infections, with ‘not much of a sustained local outbreak’. But rules over maintaining physical space and quarantine efforts should continue for now, he advises.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong health experts warn against ‘premature’ easing of social-distancing rules
Coronavirus: zero new infections in Hong Kong but authorities say social distancing rules, border controls must remain

Officials clear out a Kowloon City hotel to convert it into a quarantine centre for asymptomatic arrivals into Hong Kong.

21 Apr 2020 - 8:16AM

Officials clear out a Kowloon City hotel to convert it into a quarantine centre for asymptomatic arrivals into Hong Kong.

Coronavirus: zero new infections in Hong Kong but authorities say social distancing rules, border controls must remain
One in four Hong Kong Covid-19 patients had travelled to places outside pandemic’s new epicentres in Europe and North America

Post analysis of available data shows one in four of city’s Covid-19 patients have travel history outside new epicentres.

18 Apr 2020 - 11:30PM

Post analysis of available data shows one in four of city’s Covid-19 patients have travel history outside new epicentres.

One in four Hong Kong Covid-19 patients had travelled to places outside pandemic’s new epicentres in Europe and North America