An outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China. It has since spread across the world and the World Health Organisation has declared a global pandemic. Seeking to distinguish the virus from the disease it causes, the virus has been named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease Covid-19.
It wasn’t the most uplifting of inaugural addresses. Rather, Argentina’s President Javier Milei laid bare the scope of the nation’s economic problems: ‘there is no money’.
The health ministry said Covid-19 hospitalisations and ICU cases had shot up in recent weeks.
A son and father describe how Hong Kong students are still struggling with social skills after the pandemic, while an expert gives tips on how parents can help their children communicate better.
President Xi Jinping uses Politburo meeting to call for efforts to attract foreign capital and boost trade, while countering negative views of the economy.
Wong Yan-lung also says Hong Kong should also look into diversifying its workforce for mental health services.
Spending on consumer goods fell 0.9 per cent year on year during the third quarter as consumers remain ‘discerning’ about their choices, says a study by Bain & Company and Kantar Worldpanel.
Sightseeing bus tour on Lantau Island is but one example of how the city can satisfy the demands of post-Covid tourists.
The former British PM said portrayals of partying in Downing Street during the Covid-19 pandemic were ‘absolutely absurd’ as he faced a second day of questioning at a public inquiry.
The former PM resigned in disgrace after a series of scandals including reports that he had been present at alcohol-fuelled gatherings in Downing Street when most people in the UK were forced to stay at home.
Deeply against Beijing’s stances on Ukraine, trade and human rights, Brussels to seek ‘more on the political front’ before agreeing deals, source says.
Hong Kong pupils have dropped out of the top 10 to 11th place for mother tongue literacy in the Programme for International Student Assessment.
Singapore took top ranking in the latest OECD assessment of education capabilities, with its students scoring highest in all three of the survey’s areas: mathematics, reading and science.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr has cancelled events on Tuesday, including a visit to Mindanao to attend to victims of a bombing on Sunday and people displaced from strong earthquakes since late Saturday.
Hong Kong’s Yuen Kwok-yung and fellow scientists launch Pandemic Research Alliance for joint research on novel viruses and to help prepare for next pandemic.
For US$170 per month, some agents are offering a unit with a private bathroom and allow pets.
The WHO says the spike appears to be driven by a rise in the number of children contracting pathogens they had avoided during 2 years of Covid-19 restrictions.
Vaccination arrangements for the 100,000-jab batch manufactured by US drug firm Pfizer expected to be announced in December.
Avenue of Stars runway show by Louis Vuitton, world’s biggest high fashion brand, attracts host of international celebrities to city.
Libraries are struggling to woo visitors despite pulling out the stops with new offerings, including more open areas and digital services.
The Conference Board think tank’s twice-yearly survey finds that confidence among dozens of polled CEOs has taken a big hit while Beijing struggles to stimulate the market and lure investors.
Despite the British leader’s vow to reduce arrivals, official figures showed net migration last year hit new levels.
Finance minister Jeremy Hunt announced a huge package of 110 measures aimed at reinvigorating the ailing economy and boosting business investment.