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09:51 Sun 28
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BA suspends Hong Kong flights after crew forced to quarantine
British Airways has confirmed it has temporarily suspended flights to and from Hong Kong after a crew member reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
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07:35 Sun 16
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Coronavirus: Hong Kong uncovers Delta, Omicron cases in community, with 1 untraceable and another attributed to possible cross infection in quarantine hotel
Hong Kong uncovered coronavirus cases in the community involving both the Omicron and Delta variants on Sunday, one attributed to a potential cross infection in a quarantine hotel and another whose source was as yet unknown.In the first case, a woman who had recently returned to the city from Pakistan tested positive for the coronavirus five days after completing hotel quarantine, sparking fears of a new Omicron cluster. Another patient had previously been identified in an adjacent room at the


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07:35 Sun 16
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Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms Delta, Omicron cases in community, with 1 untraceable and another attributed to possible cross infection in quarantine hotel
Hong Kong uncovered coronavirus cases in the local community involving both the Omicron and Delta variants on Sunday, one attributed to a potential cross infection in a quarantine hotel, and another whose source is as yet unknown.In the first case, a woman who had recently returned to the city from Pakistan tested positive for the coronavirus five days after completing hotel quarantine, sparking fears of a new Omicron cluster. Another patient had previously been identified in an adjacent room


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17:20 Sun 16
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Video shows police confronting Hong Kong reporter at his home
The Chinese government is restricting press freedoms in Hong Kong. CNN's Ivan Watson speaks to journalists in Hong Kong who have been restrained by the government.


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Hong Kong watchdog shell-shocked no crustacean in lobster meatballs
HONG KONG: It may look like lobster and taste like lobster, but Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog is warning hungry hot pot fanatics that the shellfish-tasting meatballs do not, in fact, come from under the sea. Meatballs are ubiquitous in food-obsessed Hong Kong — offered up on skewers by lunchtime food vendors and also a popular [...]


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3 senior Hong Kong officials caught up in Omicron partygate scandal leave quarantine camp early after policy eased
Three senior Hong Kong officials who joined 200 others at a birthday party attended by an Omicron patient earlier this month were allowed to leave a quarantine camp on Monday after the mandatory length of stay was eased earlier.The party escalated into a political crisis for city leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, with Beijing calling on her to take swift action against the dozens of officials and lawmakers who attended.It was not immediately clear how many of those involved in the party were


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Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms first Delta case in 3 months, as officials race to track down source of strange infection
A pet store worker has become the first untraceable Delta case in Hong Kong in more than three months, health authorities have confirmed, although they are still trying to identify the origin of the strange infection.Experts on Monday said they were exploring different possibilities for the source, including that it was a person infected during quarantine who slipped through the cracks and made it into the community or that the woman caught Covid-19 from a pet, although this route of


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12:31 Sun 16
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Hong Kong's government is struggling to house, feed and test 3,000 people in a makeshift quarantine camp https://t.co/9wDEiMX5sm
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Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms first local Delta case in several weeks, 6 other infections emerge
Hong Kong has confirmed its first local untraceable Delta case in several weeks, an infection described as strange earlier by the citys health minister, while one expert has suggested the source was likely to be someone infected during quarantine who slipped through the cracks and made it into the community.The infection was among seven confirmed Covid-19 cases on Monday. Three others involved close contacts of a previous Covid-19 patient, while the other three were imported.The citys


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07:35 Sun 16
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Omicron: Fears of new Hong Kong cluster emerge as recent returnee tests positive for Covid-19 after leaving quarantine; city confirms 11 cases
Fears of a new cluster in Hong Kongs ongoing Omicron outbreak emerged on Saturday as health authorities found that a woman who recently returned to the city from Pakistan tested positive for the coronavirus five days after leaving hotel quarantine.Another patient was also identified in an adjacent room at the same hotel, raising the possibility that cross infection had taken place there.The woman [from Pakistan] said she didnt leave home during the five days before testing positive but her


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07:35 Sun 16
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Omicron: Fears of new Hong Kong cluster emerge as recent returnee tests positive for Covid-19 after leaving quarantine; city uncovers new untraceable case
Fears of a new cluster in Hong Kongs ongoing Omicron outbreak emerged on Sunday as health authorities found that a woman who recently returned to the city from Pakistan tested positive for the coronavirus five days after leaving hotel quarantine.Another patient was also identified in an adjacent room at the same hotel, raising the possibility that cross infection had taken place there.The woman [from Pakistan] said she didnt leave home during the five days before testing positive but her


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17:20 Sun 16
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Video shows police confronting reporter at his home
The Chinese government is restricting press freedoms in Hong Kong. CNN's Ivan Watson speaks to journalists in Hong Kong who have been restrained by the government.


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Coronavirus: untraceable Delta variant case is strange, says Hong Kong health chief, as expert suggests source may have slipped through cracks after quarantine
Hong Kongs health minister has called an untraceable Delta coronavirus variant case uncovered the day before strange, while one expert has suggested the source was likely to be someone infected during quarantine who slipped through the cracks and made it into the community.The preliminary-positive case, reported on Sunday, involved a 23-year-old woman with a high viral load who developed symptoms on Tuesday but did not submit samples until Friday.Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan


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23:15 Sun 16
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Woolworths supermarket suspends supply from SA meat supplier over claims COVID-positive employees were forced to work - 7NEWS
Woolworths supermarket suspends supply from SA meat supplier over claims COVID-positive employees were forced to work    7NEWS Woolworths suspends meat supplier after union row over COVID-positive workers    The New Daily Woolies suspends supplies from SA meatworks over COVID questions    InDaily Woolies hits back over supply criticisms    Goulburn Post View Full coverage on Google News


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School clerk, student plead guilty to sedition over leaflet urging Hong Kong independence
A clerk and a secondary school student have pleaded guilty to conspiring to produce and distribute seditious leaflets advocating Hong Kong independence, with their sentences to be handed down after a judge determines whether the publications intended to incite violence.Chloe Cho Suet-sum, 45, the senior clerk at the Tsing Yi campus of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, was refused bail for a seventh time on Monday after spending seven months in remand. The other defendant, Wong


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Woolworths suspends supply with SA meatworks over claims infected employees forced to work | 7NEWS - 7NEWS Australia
Woolworths suspends supply with SA meatworks over claims infected employees forced to work | 7NEWS    7NEWS Australia Woolies hit by another blow    NEWS.com.au SA abattoir defends handling of virus    The Northern Daily Leader Woolies suspends supplies from SA meatworks over COVID questions    InDaily Woolworths suspends meat supply from Teys Australia Naracoorte abattoir over COVID-19 protocol concerns    ABC News View Full coverage on Google News


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Air pollution in Hong Kong rose last year as traffic returned amid relaxed social-distancing rules, NGO finds
Air pollution in Hong Kong was worse in 2021 than it was the year before, with the relaxation of social-distancing measures as the pandemic stabilised blamed for bringing more traffic back to the citys roads.Analysing government data, the Hong Kong NGO Clean Air Network found that the annual average concentrations of major air pollutants nitrogen dioxide (NO2), respirable suspended particulates (PM10), fine suspended particulates (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) all increased last year from 2020


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Sad family feud over late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Foks fortune will proceed to trial despite judges misgivings
The Hong Kong judge presiding over a dispute revolving around the late tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tungs multibillion-dollar estate sought to give the parties one last chance to reconsider on Monday after most of them complained they were being dragged into litigation.Mr Justice David Lok Kai-hong who on two previous occasions urged the parties not to bring the sad family feud to trial asked on Monday if the court should proceed with hearing evidence, considering the chances of the case


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While Hong Kong gets the chills and theyre multiplying, the Musicians Union is staying alive
P is a professional vocalist in Hong Kong, and a single mother raising her two daughters in the most expensive city in the world.Like all musicians, P, who asked that her real name not be used, was hit hard at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. With the closure of venues and a complete loss of income, she could no longer send her girls to school, or afford the rent on her flat, and had to ask friends to let her sleep on the sofa.Babe Tree, a songwriter, performance artist and close


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02:00 Sun 16
The gamification of banking: how Hong Kong virtual lender ZA Bank uses mobile games to attract and maintain customers
Covid restrictions are preventing Annelise Murray, a 22-year-old English teacher in Hong Kong, from taking trips with her friends to Macaus casinos.But she still recently managed to win big on a slot machine, walking away with HK$4,700 (US$600) enough to cover the cost of a staycation she had just paid for at a 5-star hotel with her boyfriend, and leave her with HK$2,350 of spending money.She is not a member of an underground gambling ring. Rather, the machine in question was a virtual one


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Mandatory disclosure of incentives for online product reviews benefits both sellers and consumers, Lingnan research finds
HONG KONG, Jan. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent study steered by the Department of Marketing and International Business of Lingnan University in Hong Kong, it is found that online product reviews with mandatory disclosure of incentives provided by advertisers, in comparison with...


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3 passers-by hurt in Hong Kong as Lexus driver loses control while reversing, mounts pavement
Three pedestrians escaped serious injury when an out-of-control Lexus mounted a pavement and hit them as the driver tried to reverse on a busy market street in Hong Kong on Monday.The driver, 68, had pulled over at a lay-by on Shui Wo Street near the junction with Shung Yan Street in Kwun Tong at about 9.30am, with his passenger leaving the grey luxury vehicle.A preliminary investigation suggested the driver tried to reverse, but he stepped on the pedal heavily. The car then careered out of


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01:00 Sun 16
Sick with Covid-19, Hong Kong students in UK learn that living with the virus means nobody cares, rules dont matter
Hong Kong student Kok Suen-tung was in a holiday state of mind when she felt unwell, tested herself and found out she had Covid-19 last month.The final-year social policy student at the University of Bristol cancelled plans to visit friends in London and spent 10 days alone in her flat in the southwestern English city.Although the National Health Service (NHS) had a Volunteer Responders scheme with helpers to check in on isolated individuals and pick up groceries for those in need, Kok gave up


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Hong Kong police arrest 19 over Sai Kung street brawl between rival triad factions
Hong Kong police have arrested 19 people after the typically calm streets of Sai Kung town descended into chaos as a negotiation between two rival triad gangs turned into a running battle.The confrontation stemmed from a cross-border smuggling syndicate controlled by a Sun Yee On triad gang in Tuen Mun moving its loading spot to a coastal area in Sai Kung to evade enhanced enforcement action in the New Territories North region, according to a police source.The source said the turf encroachment


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Hong Kong tycoon Kadoorie to boost stake in Peninsula hotel operator for US$337 million, triggering a record stock rally
Billionaire Michael Kadoorie is paying almost double the market price to boost his familys stake in the Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels that owns the Peninsula hotel in the city. The stock surged by the most in more than two decades.The family has agreed to buy 205.3 million shares from asset management group Seekers Capital Partners and other undisclosed sellers for HK$2.63 billion (US$337.5 million) or HK$12.80 per share, according to an exchange filing on Monday. The purchase will raise the


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Hong Kong salesman acquitted of manslaughter charge over 63-year-old mans fatal fall in queue-jumping scuffle
A salesman who pushed an elderly man during a fight over queue-jumping at a Hong Kong ferry pier and later died has been found not guilty of manslaughter.A High Court jury on Monday acquitted Leung Ching-yin, 28, over the death of Chow Chun-wo, 63, by a vote of six to one after four hours of deliberations.Madam Justice Esther Toh Lye-ping said it was a short but difficult case as she thanked the jury and counsel after releasing Leung from the dock.A large number of people were queuing at


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Coronavirus: Visitor numbers for Hong Kong continue to plunge as tourism lawmaker calls for clear criteria on border opening plans
The Hong Kong Tourism Board reported a 97.4 per cent drop in the number of visitors in 2021, as the lawmaker representing the industry urged the government to clearly establish the criteria for reopening the border with mainland China.The number of arrivals fell from 3.57 million in 2020 to 91,398 last year and the number of tourists was close to zero, according to figures the board released on Monday.With anti-epidemic measures involving boundary or border control, the majority of inbound


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9h ago
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Hong Kongs Greater Bay Airlines Mulling $1.8 Billion Aircraft Order
Hong Kong-based startup carrier Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) is considering a $1.77 billion order for its upcoming fleet.…


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11:00 Sun 16
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Coronavirus vaccination: will extending jabs to younger Hong Kong children lead city out of tough, zero-Covid policy? Experts urge move, but parents fear long-term effects
Vaccinating children against the coronavirus will enable Hong Kong to exit its tough zero-Covid policy, medical experts have said, even as parents raised concerns about giving the German-made BioNTech jab to children as young as five.Government medical advisers on Wednesday recommended that children aged five to 11 be allowed to receive BioNTech shots as soon as possible amid an outbreak of the Omicron variant, even though the vaccines distributor has not applied to lower the current age


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04:33 Sun 16
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Hong Kong Finance Chief Says Deficit May Top Original Estimate
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14h ago
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Monitoring rodents for SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses, Hong Kong - News-Medical.Net
Monitoring rodents for SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses, Hong Kong    News-Medical.Net Fatal MIS-C in Adult After SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Vaccine    Medscape Epistatic models predict mutable sites in SARS-CoV-2 proteins and epitopes    pnas.org Cannabidiol may improve innate immune response against SARS-CoV-2    News-Medical.Net SARS-CoV-2 and Respiratory Virus Sentinel Surveillance    Medscape View Full coverage on Google News