Hong Kong ends COVID isolation orders from Monday

Pedestrians cross the road in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong on Dec 29, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong will no longer be required to stay in quarantine beginning Monday as Hong Kong made another stride toward normalcy by stopping the issuing of isolation orders to COVID-19 patients and the city’s clinics resumed normal service. Confirmed COVID patients with no symptoms …

HA reserves clinic quotas to support COVID-19 patients

Medical personnel walk towards a designated clinic for COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong's Shau Kei Wan area on Feb 19, 2022. (BERTHA WANG / AFP) HONG KONG – All general out-patient clinics will implement special measures to reserve sufficient quotas to support COVID-19 patients in order to align with the government's cancellation of issuing isolation orders starting from Monday, the Hospital Authority announced on Sunday. …

COVID-19: 22 more die as HK sees 2,335 cases

In this photo dated Jan 8, 2023, travelers heading to mainland wait to cross the border at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port in south China. The city recorded 2,335 new COVID cases and 22 related deaths on Jan 27, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong saw a total of 2,335 new COVID-19 infections on Friday even as another 22 patients …

COVID-19: HK sees 2,271 new cases, 49 deaths

People are seen at a Lunar New Year market in Hong Kong on Jan 20, 2023. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 2,271 new COVID-19 cases on Monday while 49 more patients passed away, health authorities said. The Centre for Health Protection said in a statement that the new cases comprised 2,230 local infections and 41 imported cases.  The 49 new …

HK logs 3,507 new COVID-19 infections, 29 deaths

Residents look at flowers at the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay on Jan 16, 2023. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 3,507 new COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths linked to the coronavirus on Saturday, health authorities said. The Centre for Health Protection said in a statement that the new cases comprised 3,420 local infections and 87 …

72 people die as HK logs 15,850 new COVID cases

In this picture taken on Jan 6, 2023, people visit a viewpoint overlooking Deep Bay and the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, in Hong Kong. (DALE DE LA REY / AFP) HONG KONG – Health authorities of Hong Kong on Saturday reported registering 15,850 new coronavirus infections, which include 509 imported ones. Seventy-two more people meanwhile succumbed to their infections at public hospitals, according to …

HK COVID caseload surpasses 18,000 again as 68 die

People shop on a street in Hong Kong’s Sheung Shui town near the Chinese mainland border on Jan 4, 2023 ahead of the resumption of normal cross-border travel on Sunday. (PETER PARKS / AFP) HONG KONG – The number of new COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong went up again, reaching 18,422, on Thursday, when the authorities also reported 68 related deaths, with the city preparing …

Lo visits frontliners amid ‘winter service surge’; tally 16,186

Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau (center) and Under Secretary for Health Libby Lee (left) hold a discussion session with frontline healthcare staff members of Queen Elizabeth Hospital to learn about their difficulties during the service surge and listen to their opinions on Jan 3, 2023. Looking on is Cluster Chief Executive of Kowloon Central Cluster of the Hospital Authority Eric Cheung (right). (PHOTO / HKSAR …

HK sees decrease with 23,361 new COVID-19 cases, 62 deaths

Visitors walk through a Christmas display in Hong Kong on Christmas Eve, Dec 24, 2022. (PETER PARKS / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 23,361 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, a decrease from the 29,207 infections on Saturday, while 62 more patients passed away. In a statement, the Centre for Health Protection said the new cases included 23,035 local infections and 326 imported cases. …

HK logs 19,398 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths

A passenger wearing a face shield travels on a ferry to the Kowloon side in Hong Kong on Dec 19, 2022. (PHILIP FONG / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 19,398 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, while 47 more patients passed away, the city’s health authorities said. The new cases included 18,533 local infections and 865 imported cases, the Centre for Health Protection said …

Private market to provide jabs in Hong Kong

A child receives a BioNTech shot at Hong Kong Children's Hospital Children Community Vaccination Centres on Nov 9, 2022. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – Private market in Hong Kong can provide COVID-19 vaccines since the jabs were registered as pharmaceutical products in the city, the special administrative region government said, announcing that it will adjust jab arrangement under its vaccination program starting Friday. …

Private market to provide jabs in HK

A child receives a BioNTech shot at Hong Kong Children's Hospital Children Community Vaccination Centres on Nov 9, 2022. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – Private market in Hong Kong can provide COVID-19 vaccines since the jabs were registered as pharmaceutical products in the city, the special administrative region government said, announcing that it will adjust jab arrangement under its vaccination program starting Friday. …

COVID: Jump in death toll as HK logs nearly 17K cases

People walk inside the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong on Oct 3, 2022. (PETER PARKS / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s health authorities on Wednesday registered 16,953 new COVID-19 cases and 50 related fatalities in a remarkable increase in the casualty figure, data from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health show. The latest deaths pushed the city’s …

COVID: HK records 15,383 cases, 39 deaths

In this March 19, 2022 photo, a man receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center at the Kowloon Mosque And Islamic Centre in Hong Kong. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong health authorities reported a total of 15,383 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as another 39 infected people passed away in the city. The new …

Hong Kong launches 5th COVID dose as 32 patients die

Pedestrians cross a busy intersection in the Central business district of Hong Kong on Oct 26, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) People aged 18 years and older could choose to get a fifth COVID-19 vaccine to help better protect against the virus, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Friday, as 32 people diagnosed with the disease succumbed to their infections. The …

Hong Kong launches 5th COVID dose as 32 more people die

Pedestrians cross a busy intersection in the Central business district of Hong Kong on Oct 26, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) People aged 18 years and older could choose to get a fifth COVID-19 vaccine to help better protect against the virus, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Friday, as 32 people diagnosed with the disease succumbed to their infections. The …

HK expert body: No evidence vaccination raises risk of death

In this March 19, 2022 photo, a man receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center at the Kowloon Mosque And Islamic Centre in Hong Kong. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – An expert committee formed by the Hong Kong government to assess post-inoculation clinical events has stressed that it has found no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination increases …

COVID: 26 more die as HK caseload hovers around 10K

Two women sit on a bench overlooking the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on Sept 29, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s health authorities on Tuesday reported total 9,952 new COVID cases – 9,227 of which were locally acquired – as 26 more people succumbed to coronavirus infection. The city logged 9,508 COVID-19 cases on Monday and 9,487 the day before. …

HK sees 9,508 new COVID-19 infections, 20 deaths

Pedestrians walk past a stall selling Christmas decorations in Hong Kong on Dec 2, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 9,508 new COVID-19 cases on Monday while 20 more infected patients passed away, health authorities said. In a statement, the Centre for Health Protection said the new cases comprised 8,843 local infections and 665 imported cases. There were 9,487 cases …

COVID: HK’s new cases drop for 2nd straight day to 7,286

Citizens receive COVID-19 testing at a mobile testing station in a park in Hong Kong, south China, Feb 10, 2022. (LO PING FAI / XINHUA) HONG KONG – The number of new COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong dropped for the second consecutive day to 7,286 on Monday, while 11 more COVID patients passed away, the health authorities said. The 11 new COVID-related deaths brought HK’s …