Zoe Low

Hong Kong

Zoe Low

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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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Hong Kong third wave: 5 million city residents to be tested for Covid-19, health minister says

Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan says the government is finalising details for a voluntary coronavirus testing plan.

10 Aug 2020 - 11:10PM

Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan says the government is finalising details for a voluntary coronavirus testing plan.

Hong Kong third wave: 5 million city residents to be tested for Covid-19, health minister says
Hong Kong study finds hungry fish creating microplastics at faster rate than previously thought

City University associate professor Dr Cheung Siu-gin makes discovery while collecting fragments for other research.

10 Aug 2020 - 10:11AM

City University associate professor Dr Cheung Siu-gin makes discovery while collecting fragments for other research.

Hong Kong study finds hungry fish creating microplastics at faster rate than previously thought
Hong Kong third wave: doubts raised about the efficacy of government’s coronavirus testing plan for domestic helpers living in boarding facilities

Workers’ rights group Caritas Asian Migrants Project urges the government to improve the living conditions of helpers in employment agency dormitories.

9 Aug 2020 - 10:41PM

Workers’ rights group Caritas Asian Migrants Project urges the government to improve the living conditions of helpers in employment agency dormitories.

Hong Kong third wave: doubts raised about the efficacy of government’s coronavirus testing plan for domestic helpers living in boarding facilities
Hong Kong third wave: fear over spread of Covid-19 at wet markets increases among shoppers and vendors

Stall owners say business is down between 20 and 30 per cent on previous months, and cluster of cases at Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan markets has increased fears of further outbreak.

5 Aug 2020 - 6:49PM

Stall owners say business is down between 20 and 30 per cent on previous months, and cluster of cases at Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan markets has increased fears of further outbreak.

Hong Kong third wave: fear over spread of Covid-19 at wet markets increases among shoppers and vendors
Coronavirus: researchers from Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China hope to start clinical trials of vaccine in months

The team has developed a vaccine that stops a key part of the infection process by preventing the coronavirus from attaching itself to human cells.

4 Aug 2020 - 8:17PM

The team has developed a vaccine that stops a key part of the infection process by preventing the coronavirus from attaching itself to human cells.

Coronavirus: researchers from Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China hope to start clinical trials of vaccine in months
Hong Kong cash handout: the new immigrants struggling to ride out the Covid-19 crisis without HK$10,000 government payment

Non-permanent residents are still waiting to be given the nod to apply for the cash support, while most Hongkongers have already received payment.

2 Aug 2020 - 11:35PM

Non-permanent residents are still waiting to be given the nod to apply for the cash support, while most Hongkongers have already received payment.

Hong Kong cash handout: the new immigrants struggling to ride out the Covid-19 crisis without HK$10,000 government payment
Hong Kong third wave: officials to prioritise next round of testing for Covid-19 as first experts from mainland China arrive to help with fight

Teams from across the border will help local authorities carry out wider screening and construct a makeshift hospital. Assistance comes as city reports 115 new cases and another two deaths.

3 Aug 2020 - 1:04PM

Teams from across the border will help local authorities carry out wider screening and construct a makeshift hospital. Assistance comes as city reports 115 new cases and another two deaths.

Hong Kong third wave: officials to prioritise next round of testing for Covid-19 as first experts from mainland China arrive to help with fight
Angry villagers in Hong Kong’s New Territories set up roadblocks, refuse to make way for Wang Chau housing project

Residents from three villages in the Yuen Long area have vowed to stay put after the government ignored their appeal to delay an eviction order amid the coronavirus pandemic.

29 Jul 2020 - 10:05PM

Residents from three villages in the Yuen Long area have vowed to stay put after the government ignored their appeal to delay an eviction order amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Angry villagers in Hong Kong’s New Territories set up roadblocks, refuse to make way for Wang Chau housing project
Hong Kong third wave: no sign of Covid-19 crisis easing as city records 128 new cases

Of the new cases, 68 were linked to other infections, 25 were imported and the authorities were still tracing the sources of the other 35.

26 Jul 2020 - 7:41PM

Of the new cases, 68 were linked to other infections, 25 were imported and the authorities were still tracing the sources of the other 35.

Hong Kong third wave: no sign of Covid-19 crisis easing as city records 128 new cases
Hong Kong third wave: city should brace for tougher social-distancing rules if situation worsens, says deputy leader

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says next two weeks will be crucial and city must do its best to prevent further spread of virus. Measures could include restrictions on movement and business hours but full lockdown ruled out.

26 Jul 2020 - 11:24PM

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says next two weeks will be crucial and city must do its best to prevent further spread of virus. Measures could include restrictions on movement and business hours but full lockdown ruled out.

Hong Kong third wave: city should brace for tougher social-distancing rules if situation worsens, says deputy leader
Hong Kong third wave: health experts question ‘late’ move to plug Covid-19 loopholes for seafarers and aircrew as city records another 128 infections

Health experts query why changes affecting seafarers, aircrew will only come into effect from Wednesday rather than immediately.

27 Jul 2020 - 6:40AM

Health experts query why changes affecting seafarers, aircrew will only come into effect from Wednesday rather than immediately.

Hong Kong third wave: health experts question ‘late’ move to plug Covid-19 loopholes for seafarers and aircrew as city records another 128 infections
Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam adviser urges government to explore online voting to avoid delaying Legislative Council 2020 polls over Covid-19

Coronavirus crisis leads pro-Beijing camp to suggest delaying Legco 2020, but Ronny Tong says that presents risks to both the government and Hong Kong.

22 Jul 2020 - 11:57PM

Coronavirus crisis leads pro-Beijing camp to suggest delaying Legco 2020, but Ronny Tong says that presents risks to both the government and Hong Kong.

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam adviser urges government to explore online voting to avoid delaying Legislative Council 2020 polls over Covid-19
Hong Kong third wave: authorities weigh lockdown after 73 new Covid-19 cases reported

Authorities turning to unprecedented measures, including requiring people to wear masks indoors at public venues, possibly starting this week. As crisis pushes frontline workers to limit, officials admit laboratory mix-up wrongly labelled a woman positive and another negative.

21 Jul 2020 - 10:22AM

Authorities turning to unprecedented measures, including requiring people to wear masks indoors at public venues, possibly starting this week. As crisis pushes frontline workers to limit, officials admit laboratory mix-up wrongly labelled a woman positive and another negative.

Hong Kong third wave: authorities weigh lockdown after 73 new Covid-19 cases reported
Hong Kong cleaners, green groups despair as pandemic trash piles up with disposable plastic, sanitiser bottles, masks everywhere

Stay-at-home Hongkongers order more takeaway food, toss more garbage down the chute.

20 Jul 2020 - 9:19AM

Stay-at-home Hongkongers order more takeaway food, toss more garbage down the chute.

Hong Kong cleaners, green groups despair as pandemic trash piles up with disposable plastic, sanitiser bottles, masks everywhere
Hong Kong third wave: Carrie Lam steps up fight against coronavirus, with masks to be made mandatory in indoor public places and civil servants working from home

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam also warns the city could be hit by another wave of infections in winter, just as health experts had feared.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:14PM

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam also warns the city could be hit by another wave of infections in winter, just as health experts had feared.

Hong Kong third wave: Carrie Lam steps up fight against coronavirus, with masks to be made mandatory in indoor public places and civil servants working from home
Coronavirus: HKU school head chides former worker for tarring reputation of ex-colleagues on American TV over alleged research cover-up

Dr Yan Limeng, a former postdoctoral fellow at the university, spoke on Fox News, claiming superiors did not act on her early findings about Covid-19 human transmission.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:21PM

Dr Yan Limeng, a former postdoctoral fellow at the university, spoke on Fox News, claiming superiors did not act on her early findings about Covid-19 human transmission.

Coronavirus: HKU school head chides former worker for tarring reputation of ex-colleagues on American TV over alleged research cover-up
Hong Kong third wave: supermarkets to restrict sale of essential items to check panic buying amid surge in Covid-19 infections

Wellcome and ParknShop say a temporary restriction will be imposed on the sale of essential items such as rice, toilet paper.

14 Jul 2020 - 10:55PM

Wellcome and ParknShop say a temporary restriction will be imposed on the sale of essential items such as rice, toilet paper.

Hong Kong third wave: supermarkets to restrict sale of essential items to check panic buying amid surge in Covid-19 infections
Hong Kong third wave: another patient in ward infected, sparking fears of coronavirus spreading in hospital

A 64-year-old cancer patient in Queen Elizabeth Hospital is confirmed with coronavirus after being placed in a ward with two others who have the infection.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:21PM

A 64-year-old cancer patient in Queen Elizabeth Hospital is confirmed with coronavirus after being placed in a ward with two others who have the infection.

Hong Kong third wave: another patient in ward infected, sparking fears of coronavirus spreading in hospital
Hong Kong third wave: finance chief warns of new coronavirus blow for businesses

Finance chief Paul Chan says Hong Kong needs to strike a balance between fighting coronavirus and keeping economy running.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:22PM

Finance chief Paul Chan says Hong Kong needs to strike a balance between fighting coronavirus and keeping economy running.

Hong Kong third wave: finance chief warns of new coronavirus blow for businesses
Hong Kong third wave: Covid-19 situation ‘getting a bit out of hand’, officials warn as 38 new infections confirmed

Authorities have so far been unable to trace the source of infection in 13 of 38 new confirmed cases.

13 Jul 2020 - 11:58AM

Authorities have so far been unable to trace the source of infection in 13 of 38 new confirmed cases.

Hong Kong third wave: Covid-19 situation ‘getting a bit out of hand’, officials warn as 38 new infections confirmed
Coronavirus: Hong Kong expert warns each infected person can now spread Covid-19 to four people

Gabriel Leung, dean of HKU medical school, says a strain of the virus has increased its infection rate by 30 per cent due to a DNA mutation.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:22PM

Gabriel Leung, dean of HKU medical school, says a strain of the virus has increased its infection rate by 30 per cent due to a DNA mutation.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong expert warns each infected person can now spread Covid-19 to four people
Nature buff’s passion project takes him to wide open spaces, recording sounds of Hong Kong

Sound designer’s project helps to track animal behaviour, climate change, noise pollution.

13 Jul 2020 - 2:24PM

Sound designer’s project helps to track animal behaviour, climate change, noise pollution.

Nature buff’s passion project takes him to wide open spaces, recording sounds of Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s press freedom hits record low, amid fears of uncertainty over national security law

Press freedom in the city is the worst in 30 years, Hong Kong Journalists Association chairman Chris Yeung says.

7 Jul 2020 - 7:48PM

Press freedom in the city is the worst in 30 years, Hong Kong Journalists Association chairman Chris Yeung says.

Hong Kong’s press freedom hits record low, amid fears of uncertainty over national security law
Hong Kong kids clothing chain founder, vaulted into spotlight by protest statue controversy, announces plan to run for Legco seat

Herbert Chow says he plans to contest for the seat of the sports, performing arts, culture and publication functional constituency.

7 Jul 2020 - 4:23AM

Herbert Chow says he plans to contest for the seat of the sports, performing arts, culture and publication functional constituency.

Hong Kong kids clothing chain founder, vaulted into spotlight by protest statue controversy, announces plan to run for Legco seat
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s three-week streak of zero local infections ends, as authorities consider tightening rules on test exemptions

The government is also considering tightening the rules on those granted an exemption from Covid-19 testing when entering the city.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:27PM

The government is also considering tightening the rules on those granted an exemption from Covid-19 testing when entering the city.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s three-week streak of zero local infections ends, as authorities consider tightening rules on test exemptions
National security law: US warning on sale of sensitive technology to Hong Kong a signal of hurdles, red tape ahead

US restrictions prompted by the new law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong will force the city to seek alternative sources for hi-tech equipment.

4 Jul 2020 - 11:30PM

US restrictions prompted by the new law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong will force the city to seek alternative sources for hi-tech equipment.

National security law: US warning on sale of sensitive technology to Hong Kong a signal of hurdles, red tape ahead
Hong Kong should import ‘clean hydrogen’ from region to cut reliance on national nuclear power, government adviser says

City can supply its energy using mix of renewables to achieve zero emissions by 2050, says head of group supporting sustainable development. Clean hydrogen, which Japan is looking to export, can be created by splitting water into its components using solar power.

29 Jun 2020 - 9:17PM

City can supply its energy using mix of renewables to achieve zero emissions by 2050, says head of group supporting sustainable development. Clean hydrogen, which Japan is looking to export, can be created by splitting water into its components using solar power.

Hong Kong should import ‘clean hydrogen’ from region to cut reliance on national nuclear power, government adviser says
Coronavirus: dozens of domestic workers in Hong Kong fired by bosses who assume they have Covid-19, unions say

Domestic workers’ body said up to 80 per cent of helpers surveyed did not know they could lodge complaints if they faced discrimination.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:27PM

Domestic workers’ body said up to 80 per cent of helpers surveyed did not know they could lodge complaints if they faced discrimination.

Coronavirus: dozens of domestic workers in Hong Kong fired by bosses who assume they have Covid-19, unions say
Shrinking market, poor collection services have Hong Kong’s plastic recyclers struggling to stay afloat — and few are succeeding

As virgin plastic prices sink, Chinese firms have little incentive to opt for recycled version, insiders say, estimating nine in 10 local firms have closed.

23 Jun 2020 - 10:32AM

As virgin plastic prices sink, Chinese firms have little incentive to opt for recycled version, insiders say, estimating nine in 10 local firms have closed.

Shrinking market, poor collection services have Hong Kong’s plastic recyclers struggling to stay afloat — and few are succeeding
Coronavirus: Hong Kong considers easing public-gathering limits to allow groups of 12 people and when to reopen some sports facilities, sources say

Measure could be eased as early as the end of this week, according to sources, with existing rule limiting gatherings to eight people set to expire on Thursday.

15 Jun 2020 - 12:07PM

Measure could be eased as early as the end of this week, according to sources, with existing rule limiting gatherings to eight people set to expire on Thursday.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong considers easing public-gathering limits to allow groups of 12 people and when to reopen some sports facilities, sources say