Latest news and updates on the impact of a new strain of coronavirus on Hong Kong. The virus causes the disease Covid-19 and the World Health Organisation has declared the spread of the infection a pandemic.
As confusion reigns in Hong Kong over current Covid-19 infections, it is time to rethink charging a sizeable proportion of the population for jabs.
Recent surge in cases emphasises this is not the time for Hong Kong to lower its guard, and it should continue to recognise the worth of health measures and vaccinations.
With city cases having doubled in four years, now is the time to face the problem, monitor public wellness and reach out to those who require support.
The lifting of city’s pandemic restrictions has brought the unwelcome return of tree thieves and wildlife poachers
Extension of expired documents to visit mainland China is a relief to many Hong Kong residents, particularly the elderly who have not met relatives across the border during Covid-induced travel curbs.
Makeshift hospital near border with mainland China will soon offer radiology services in attempt to cut Hong Kong waiting list
Survey of 30,000 local people has come up with some inside information on city sights, sounds and tastes visitors will find invaluable.
Readers discuss the Hong Kong government’s response to withdrawals from the organ donor register, the need for a science-based review of the city’s Covid strategy, and the EU’s treatment of China.
Students will get a chance to tell their stories while reflecting on this year’s theme, ‘Take action to drive positive change’.
Just 3.83 per cent of respiratory specimens handled by public laboratories tested positive for flu last week.
District Court hears officer was told to strip and suffered broken rib, bruises and scratches in near-hour long ordeal in pub
Readers discuss the Western foreign policy focus on Russia and China, how the stigma of mental health issues affect medical workers, the rise in Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong, and the needs of the local poor.
Cheung Chin-hang’s behaviour an attempt to endanger public health amid pandemic, Acting Principal Magistrate Veronica Heung says.
Hong Kong and Guangdong are deepening cooperation to enhance high-quality development of the Greater Bay Area. The two sides have announced a slew of business and trade activities to drive growth.
Only contractor with skills to construct bamboo towers pledges to continue the tradition after festival forced to use shorter steel structures this year.
Professor Lau Yu-lung from HKU says city experienced an expected ‘small wave’ and there is no need for concern as most people have immunity.
Sales for one local producer in May set to reach 70 per cent of firm’s previous peak, according to factory manager.
But Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau assures public high vaccination rate and lower severity of illness mean outbreak still manageable.
Some sectors already offering higher pay to retain staff amid labour shortages, industry representatives say.
The number of ultra-rich in Hong Kong is, however, forecast to rebound from 5,686 last year to 7,280 by 2027, while mainland China’s hyper-wealthy population is expected to jump by 49.8 per cent by the same year.
Hong Kong beaten only by Singapore, which took top spot, and Ireland in major survey released on Wednesday.
Chief Executive John Lee says he was relieved when Covid-19 lost its status as public health emergency of international concern.
Homebuyers claimed nearly all 160 flats available at Sun Hung Kai Properties’ University Hill project in Tai Po on Saturday amid heightened economic confidence.
Widow Fung Wai-chu, 102, says she hopes to meet her three children living in mainland China face to face for first time since Covid-19 hit in 2020
Continued improvement in tourism and local spending will drive gross domestic product to upper range of forecast, government economist Adolph Leung says.
Repairman Chung Chi-chiu, 32, pleads guilty to three incitement charges in connection with posts on LIHKG forum between May 2021 and February 2022.
HKU research team finds close to 20 per cent of respondents in youth mental health study had suicidal thoughts in past year; 1.5 per cent tried to kill themselves.
New ward to be opened at centre on Lantau Island, while some stable patients to be transferred to private institutions as part of measures
Cheung Chin-hang was worried about the potential side effects of receiving Covid-19 vaccine, according to his lawyer.
Bivalent vaccines target Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, with the first such jab by BioNTech introduced in December.
Annual projected losses could hit US$11.8 billion for Singapore and US$13.8 billion for Hong Kong if Covid-19 infections were to worsen, the report said.