Latest news and updates on social-distancing measures in Hong Kong. To minimise the risk of the spread of Covid-19, the city's government has introduced and constantly updated a number of social-distancing rules, including limits on how many people can gather in public places and indoor venues, a requirement to wear face masks on public transport and in most public places except during exercise, the closure of bars, nightclubs, beaches and swimming pools, and limits on restaurant opening hours. It has also asked civil servants to work from home at various times since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lawful demonstrations are a feature of life that should return as Hong Kong opens up and seeks to rebuild its international image.
Such children will soon be returning to school in the city after a three-year, Covid-induced absence and will need to readapt.
The Hong Kong government is right to maintain existing social-distancing rules, not tighten them, for a city that should remain vigilant as it longs for a return to normality.
‘People, children in particular, will be more vulnerable as they have not been exposed to any major flu virus in the past three years,’ authority chief Tony Ko says.
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.
Cheung Chin-hang’s behaviour an attempt to endanger public health amid pandemic, Acting Principal Magistrate Veronica Heung 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.
Reintroducing mask mandate will have negative impact on society, Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau says.
Harbour City displays portraits of Hongkongers without masks to mark end of mandate as part of ‘Inside Out’ project created by French artist JR.
Health experts say immunity to flu infection weakened by years of measures designed to limit Covid-19 spread.
Magistrate rejects immigration assistant Wong Tsz-hin’s claim that he unknowingly used the wrong software.
Latest figures show a reproductive number of 2.07, the highest since March last year.
Roche, which produces solution form of Tamiflu, says demand in city surged following end of mask mandate.
Clinical staff at public hospitals and residents of care homes will no longer be required to take a daily rapid antigen test.
Authorities report increase in cases of respiratory infections and hand, foot and mouth disease among children.
Hong Kong-based Resorts World Cruises, controlled by Malaysian billionaire Lim Kok Thay, believes the cruise passenger business in Hong Kong will recover faster than in Singapore.
Zhong Nanshan gives nod to city’s anti-pandemic fight, spruiks domestically developed drugs and vaccines which could be ready next month across border.
Covid-19 curbs led to losses at Cathay Pacific, while profits fell at Swire Coca-Cola and Swire Properties, but the company is optimistic now that pandemic restrictions are gone, chairman says.
About 60 organisations are taking part in the two-day Exploring New Opportunities Job Fair, the biggest since cross-border travel restrictions were lifted fully.
Flagship carrier Cathay Pacific wraps up first batch of giveaways, for tourists from Thailand, after just 45 minutes.
Face coverings are no longer needed in general in mainland China, although people are encouraged to adopt them in indoor public areas.
Financial Secretary Paul Chan takes questions on radio programme, but most callers focused on mask mandate instead of overall budget blueprint.
Buyers want to get ahead of an expected boom in the housing market following the announcement of the ad valorem measure, say agents.
The world’s third-best carrier is eyeing a return to operating four flights per day from Hong Kong by early next year as the industry looks past the chaos brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Prices may be halved once requirement scrapped, according to Hong Kong General Chamber of Pharmacy vice-chairman Cheung Tak-wing.
Hong Kong Tourism Board says number of visitors to the city in January rose threefold, to 498,689 from 160,578 in December.
Readers take issue with the chief executive’s description of the situation in the city, and see hope in the return of the marathon.
Readers discuss the importance of examining whether the government’s pandemic measures took into account the needs and well-being of children, the mask mandate and tourism, and the rules for arrivals into Hong Kong.
Some experts say key aspects of pandemic, including city’s high death toll, deserve investigation.