Zoe Low

Hong Kong

Zoe Low

Reporter

Zoe Low is a reporter at the Post, joining in 2018. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

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Coronavirus: delay in isolating Hong Kong’s confirmed cases putting family members and close contacts at greater risk, researchers find

Chinese University researchers find 90 per cent of cases in city delayed by almost seven days on average, while imported cases from mainland have much shorter period between onset of symptoms and isolation of patient.

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Chinese University researchers find 90 per cent of cases in city delayed by almost seven days on average, while imported cases from mainland have much shorter period between onset of symptoms and isolation of patient.

Coronavirus: delay in isolating Hong Kong’s confirmed cases putting family members and close contacts at greater risk, researchers find
Don’t take away summer holiday, say Hong Kong teachers amid coronavirus upheaval

City’s second-largest teachers’ union and primary school heads’ group says classes can still get through the curriculum once classes return to normal.

14 Feb 2020 - 9:11PM

City’s second-largest teachers’ union and primary school heads’ group says classes can still get through the curriculum once classes return to normal.

Don’t take away summer holiday, say Hong Kong teachers amid coronavirus upheaval
Hong Kong Observatory chief Shun Chi-ming retires from weather forecaster after 34 years and starts new career with UN agency

Shun Chi-ming will start as director of services at the World Meteorological Organisation in Geneva.

13 Feb 2020 - 9:45PM

Shun Chi-ming will start as director of services at the World Meteorological Organisation in Geneva.

Hong Kong Observatory chief Shun Chi-ming retires from weather forecaster after 34 years and starts new career with UN agency
‘Hotbeds of disease’: call for government aid for Hongkongers in subdivided flats, as fears over coronavirus in sewage systems mount

While city frets over masks and sewage systems amid coronavirus outbreak, the needy have not enough money to buy protective gear, and inadequate plumbing in their units expose them to greater risks.

11 Feb 2020 - 6:27PM

While city frets over masks and sewage systems amid coronavirus outbreak, the needy have not enough money to buy protective gear, and inadequate plumbing in their units expose them to greater risks.

‘Hotbeds of disease’: call for government aid for Hongkongers in subdivided flats, as fears over coronavirus in sewage systems mount
Coronavirus: Muji branch closed for disinfection in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay after employee in contact with infected patient

Muji branch in Lee Theatre has been closed since Wednesday and is set to reopen on Monday, while the employee has been put under quarantine.

9 Feb 2020 - 10:57AM

Muji branch in Lee Theatre has been closed since Wednesday and is set to reopen on Monday, while the employee has been put under quarantine.

Coronavirus: Muji branch closed for disinfection in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay after employee in contact with infected patient
Coronavirus: Hong Kong government scrambles to buy more masks after revealing it only has 12 million left

Finance minister says government has ordered 48 million more after approaching 400 suppliers in about 20 countries, as Hospital Authority reveals it only has a month’s supply left.

8 Feb 2020 - 7:19PM

Finance minister says government has ordered 48 million more after approaching 400 suppliers in about 20 countries, as Hospital Authority reveals it only has a month’s supply left.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong government scrambles to buy more masks after revealing it only has 12 million left
Coronavirus: panic buying shows no sign of ending in Hong Kong as shoppers urge government to try to restore public’s confidence

Those looking for cleaning supplies, tissue paper and dry goods again found only empty shelves in stores across the city.

7 Feb 2020 - 11:35PM

Those looking for cleaning supplies, tissue paper and dry goods again found only empty shelves in stores across the city.

Coronavirus: panic buying shows no sign of ending in Hong Kong as shoppers urge government to try to restore public’s confidence
Coronavirus: Hong Kong students and civil servants asked to help monitor people returning from mainland China as mandatory quarantine comes into force

Department of Health director writes to city’s universities asking for unpaid volunteers to help monitor people returning from mainland China, while Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung urges civil servants to play their part.

7 Feb 2020 - 5:59PM

Department of Health director writes to city’s universities asking for unpaid volunteers to help monitor people returning from mainland China, while Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung urges civil servants to play their part.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong students and civil servants asked to help monitor people returning from mainland China as mandatory quarantine comes into force
Coronavirus: Hongkongers in panic buying of rice, toilet paper and essentials as government stays mum on impending quarantine measures

Scholar says frenzy sparked by authorities’ failure to show they are in command of the situation. Expert warns of wider local transmission and urges action to control spread.

7 Feb 2020 - 9:33AM

Scholar says frenzy sparked by authorities’ failure to show they are in command of the situation. Expert warns of wider local transmission and urges action to control spread.

Coronavirus: Hongkongers in panic buying of rice, toilet paper and essentials as government stays mum on impending quarantine measures
Hong Kong food traders assure people of stable supply as desperate residents clear shelves amid coronavirus outbreak

Thomas Ng, chairman of the Hong Kong Food Council, says there is ‘absolutely no reason to panic buy’ as the city never faced a food shortage.

6 Feb 2020 - 5:44PM

Thomas Ng, chairman of the Hong Kong Food Council, says there is ‘absolutely no reason to panic buy’ as the city never faced a food shortage.

Hong Kong food traders assure people of stable supply as desperate residents clear shelves amid coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus: Lawmaker, local factory team for reusable, antibacterial masks, though efficacy against viruses unknown

The fabric, developed by PolyU researchers, is currently used in such household products as bedsheets.

31 Jan 2020 - 9:03PM

The fabric, developed by PolyU researchers, is currently used in such household products as bedsheets.

Coronavirus: Lawmaker, local factory team for reusable, antibacterial masks, though efficacy against viruses unknown
Coronavirus: number of cases in Hong Kong could jump almost 2,000 per cent in next two weeks, scientist predicts

City University researcher Dr Yuan Hsiang-yu makes dire warning as residents return from mainland after Lunar New Year holiday.

1 Feb 2020 - 12:02AM

City University researcher Dr Yuan Hsiang-yu makes dire warning as residents return from mainland after Lunar New Year holiday.

Coronavirus: number of cases in Hong Kong could jump almost 2,000 per cent in next two weeks, scientist predicts
China coronavirus: pressure builds on Hong Kong hotels to turn away guests from mainland

New workers’ union threatens strike action if industry does not act to stop further spread of deadly outbreak, and Security Bureau earlier revealed that 15 travellers from Hubei province were staying in city hotels.

31 Jan 2020 - 12:16AM

New workers’ union threatens strike action if industry does not act to stop further spread of deadly outbreak, and Security Bureau earlier revealed that 15 travellers from Hubei province were staying in city hotels.

China coronavirus: pressure builds on Hong Kong hotels to turn away guests from mainland
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
Lack of oxygen in marine environments may threaten fish populations, study led by Hong Kong scientist finds

Study led by marine scientist finds eggs of adult female fish either died off after failing to develop normally, or did not hatch due to low oxygen in seawater.

30 Jan 2020 - 3:25PM

Study led by marine scientist finds eggs of adult female fish either died off after failing to develop normally, or did not hatch due to low oxygen in seawater.

Lack of oxygen in marine environments may threaten fish populations, study led by Hong Kong scientist finds
China coronavirus: shelves cleared of essentials as spread sparks Hong Kong panic buying

Food and disinfectants sell out at some city supermarkets, while stores in Yuen Long had sold out of greens by early Wednesday afternoon.

29 Jan 2020 - 10:55PM

Food and disinfectants sell out at some city supermarkets, while stores in Yuen Long had sold out of greens by early Wednesday afternoon.

China coronavirus: shelves cleared of essentials as spread sparks Hong Kong panic buying
Early warnings for landslides possible with new Hong Kong index, says Geotechnical Engineering Office chief

The post-rain collapses have killed hundreds in the city, much of which is made up of slopes. Now the custodians of its hillsides want to notify people of the dangers, and of ways to stay safe.

28 Jan 2020 - 9:00AM

The post-rain collapses have killed hundreds in the city, much of which is made up of slopes. Now the custodians of its hillsides want to notify people of the dangers, and of ways to stay safe.

Early warnings for landslides possible with new Hong Kong index, says Geotechnical Engineering Office chief
Hong Kong’s ozone pollution levels nearly doubled over two decades, report from local air-quality watchdog shows

While Guangdong province industry widely seen as key factor in rise, city leadership encouraged to set internal goals to improve air quality.

21 Jan 2020 - 6:30AM

While Guangdong province industry widely seen as key factor in rise, city leadership encouraged to set internal goals to improve air quality.

Hong Kong’s ozone pollution levels nearly doubled over two decades, report from local air-quality watchdog shows
Hong Kong’s biggest police union slams ‘shameless’ and ‘despicable’ organiser of rally after attacks on four plain-clothes officers

Junior Police Officers’ Association accuses group spokesman of inciting the crowd, resulting in four officers being surrounded and beaten up.

20 Jan 2020 - 11:00PM

Junior Police Officers’ Association accuses group spokesman of inciting the crowd, resulting in four officers being surrounded and beaten up.

Hong Kong’s biggest police union slams ‘shameless’ and ‘despicable’ organiser of rally after attacks on four plain-clothes officers
China coronavirus: Hong Kong public health experts call for stepped up prevention measures as suspected cases reported in Shenzhen and Shanghai

Hong Kong needs to be more proactive in requesting information on the newly discovered virus from mainland Chinese authorities, doctors say.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Hong Kong needs to be more proactive in requesting information on the newly discovered virus from mainland Chinese authorities, doctors say.

China coronavirus: Hong Kong public health experts call for stepped up prevention measures as suspected cases reported in Shenzhen and Shanghai
China coronavirus: Beijing breaks its silence, but only to ‘deny rumours’

National disease control centre says new virus ‘is not Sars’, dismisses claims there has been a cover-up in the reporting of cases outside Wuhan.

17 Feb 2020 - 3:16PM

National disease control centre says new virus ‘is not Sars’, dismisses claims there has been a cover-up in the reporting of cases outside Wuhan.

China coronavirus: Beijing breaks its silence, but only to ‘deny rumours’
Hong Kong protests: two plain-clothes police officers beaten up, tear gas fired and rally organiser arrested as mayhem breaks out in Central

Several rounds of tear gas, pepper spray fired after police shut down event in Chater Garden, Central, after skirmishes break out nearby.

20 Jan 2020 - 12:22PM

Several rounds of tear gas, pepper spray fired after police shut down event in Chater Garden, Central, after skirmishes break out nearby.

Hong Kong protests: two plain-clothes police officers beaten up, tear gas fired and rally organiser arrested as mayhem breaks out in Central
Watch your carbon footprint: Hong Kong’s getting hotter, as climate change makes its presence felt

Concern groups want robust government action and individual lifestyle changes to save Hong Kong from the impact of climate change.

19 Jan 2020 - 9:43PM

Concern groups want robust government action and individual lifestyle changes to save Hong Kong from the impact of climate change.

Watch your carbon footprint: Hong Kong’s getting hotter, as climate change makes its presence felt
Why ‘lucky money’ red packets are unlikely to disappear in Hong Kong, despite rise of electronic lai see

More Hongkongers are sending their festive gifts and greetings digitally, with e-payment operators and banks reporting greater interest in their e-lai see services.

20 Jan 2020 - 11:40AM

More Hongkongers are sending their festive gifts and greetings digitally, with e-payment operators and banks reporting greater interest in their e-lai see services.

Why ‘lucky money’ red packets are unlikely to disappear in Hong Kong, despite rise of electronic lai see
Environment minister cites calmer atmosphere in Hong Kong as he lifts recycling ban on glass bottles

Environment minister Wong Kam-sing reveals decision during Facebook live chat, and also discusses climate change and city’s long-delayed waste charging scheme.

17 Jan 2020 - 11:21PM

Environment minister Wong Kam-sing reveals decision during Facebook live chat, and also discusses climate change and city’s long-delayed waste charging scheme.

Environment minister cites calmer atmosphere in Hong Kong as he lifts recycling ban on glass bottles
Hong Kong police defuse powerful pipe bomb in flat and arrest three men, including two with ‘links to radical protest group’

Two of the suspects, tertiary students aged 21 and 22, were arrested in Mong Kok and police believe they have links to a radical anti-government protest group.

15 Jan 2020 - 2:56AM

Two of the suspects, tertiary students aged 21 and 22, were arrested in Mong Kok and police believe they have links to a radical anti-government protest group.

Hong Kong police defuse powerful pipe bomb in flat and arrest three men, including two with ‘links to radical protest group’
Man arrested after taking picture of Hong Kong police in restaurant, with councillor decrying incident as ‘arbitrary arrest’

Police say the 23-year-old aimed a flashlight at the officers. Local councillor slams ‘arbitrary arrest’ and says the man’s father claimed his son was beaten at the police station.

15 Jan 2020 - 10:21PM

Police say the 23-year-old aimed a flashlight at the officers. Local councillor slams ‘arbitrary arrest’ and says the man’s father claimed his son was beaten at the police station.

Man arrested after taking picture of Hong Kong police in restaurant, with councillor decrying incident as ‘arbitrary arrest’
Hong Kong snooker star Marco Fu in legal fight over control of his Facebook fan page

The six-time Asian Games medallist says his former agents have taken control of the account, despite ending their partnership in June.

14 Jan 2020 - 12:01AM

The six-time Asian Games medallist says his former agents have taken control of the account, despite ending their partnership in June.

Hong Kong snooker star Marco Fu in legal fight over control of his Facebook fan page
A digital Silk Road inspired by China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Group of academics from Austria in Hong Kong to promote new international exchange platform.

8 Jan 2020 - 7:20PM

Group of academics from Austria in Hong Kong to promote new international exchange platform.

A digital Silk Road inspired by China’s Belt and Road Initiative