COVID-19: HK sees 3,569 cases as caseload continues to drop

Two women sit on a bench overlooking the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on Sept 29, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – The number of new COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong continued to drop on Sunday with the city’s health authorities registering 3,569 cases and six related deaths.  While 3,907 new coronavirus cases were logged on Saturday, the number was 4,023 on Friday …

Hong Kong logs 3,907 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths

Residents enjoy the weekend in West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade on May 2, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s daily caseload of COVID-19 infections continued to hover around the 4,000 mark, as the city recorded 3,907 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The Hospital Authority noted that 1,672 COVID-19 patients were receiving treatment in public hospitals, including 165 new admissions The financial …

Hong Kong logs 3,911 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

People enjoy the evening breeze at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade on July 27, 2022, with the Victoria Harbour as the backdrop. (CHINADAILYHK.COM) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 3,911 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, while the deaths of 14 COVID-patients brought the city’s toll during the fifth wave to 9,935, health authorities said. A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection said the new cases …

CE: First day of ‘0+3’ arrangement ran smoothly

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu attends an anti-epidemic press conference at the Central Government Offices, Tamar, Hong Kong, Sept 23, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu on Tuesday said the first day of the “0+3” quarantine-free “medical surveillance” system for new arrivals went generally smoothly, and that the city’s social and economic activities are …

Hong Kong reports 5,190 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

Residents dine at a restaurant in Tseung Kwan O on April 21, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 5,190 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as the death of seven more patients brought the city’s COVID death toll during the fifth wave to 9,893. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said in …

No more hotel quarantine from Sept 26 as HK updates policy

HONG KONG – Hong Kong will scrap its COVID-19 hotel quarantine policy for all arrivals from Sept 26, the city’s chief executive announced on Friday. All international arrivals will be able to return home or to accommodation of their choice but will have to self monitor for three days after entering the city, John Lee Ka-chiu said at a press conference in the afternoon. READ …

AIM Vaccine Announces Proposed Listing on the Main Board of SEHK

HONG KONG, Sep 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – AIM Vaccine Co., Ltd. (“AIM Vaccine” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, stock code: 06660.HK), the second largest vaccine company in China in terms of 2021 approved lot release volume (excluding COVID-19 vaccines), announced the proposed listing of its H shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong …

Indonesia’s Bio Farma ready to produce ‘IndoVac’ Covid-19 vaccines

BANDUNG, INDONESIA, Sep 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – PT Bio Farma, the holding company for state-owned pharmaceutical companies in Indonesia, announced a new milestone in manufacturing IndoVac, its Covid-19 vaccines brand, including primary series vaccines, booster vaccines and vaccines for children, in development since November 2021. IndoVac Covid-19 vaccine in production at PT Bio Farma’s facilities near Bandung, Indonesia (Image: PT Bio …

Indonesian pharmaceutical Bio Farma ready to produce IndoVac Covid-19 vaccines

Bandung, W Java, Indonesia, Sep 9, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – PT Bio Farma, the holding company for state-owned pharmaceutical companies in Indonesia, announced a new milestone in the manufacturing of IndoVac, a Covid-19 vaccine brand it has developed since November 2021. IndoVac Covid-19 vaccine in production at PT Bio Farma’s facilities near Bandung, Indonesia (Image: PT Bio Farma) Honesti Baasyir, the President …

200 beds ready at AsiaWorld-Expo as HK sees 6,445 new cases

Pedestrians walk along the promenade in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong on July 25, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 6,445 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as the Hospital Authority said it would activate 200 beds at its community treatment facility at AsiaWorld-Expo to cope with the increase in confirmed cases. The new cases comprised 6,260 local infections and …

Coach services enhanced for travelers testing positive at HKIA

A passenger wearing protective gear as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus pushes his trolley after arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport on March 19, 2020. (ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP) HONG KONG – Amid an increase in the number of inbound travelers, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has enhanced anti-epidemic coach services to transport those testing positive for COVID-19 at the …

HK records 4,979 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more elderly deaths

A water fountain in Tung Chung provides welcome relief from the heat for residents on July 24, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 4,979 new COVID-19 cases and three more elderly deaths on Sunday, health authorities said. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at a news briefing that the new …

HK daily COVID-19 caseload tops 5,000 again, 3 patients die

A mask-wearing man walks his dog in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong after storm clears up on the evening of Aug 8, 2022. (PHOTO/CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong's daily COVID-19 infection caseload topped 5,000 again on Saturday, the first time since Aug 5, as three more patients passed away. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said …

Shorter quarantine, ‘yellow’ health code for HK arrivals

Passengers line up to be taken to hotel quarantine at the Hong Kong International Airport on April 1, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) Travelers arriving in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from overseas and Taiwan will have their hotel quarantine period cut from seven days to three days from Friday, plus four days of medical observation at home, Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said …

Advisers recommend lowering COVID-19 jab age to 6 months

People queue up for COVID-19 tests outside a community vaccination centre especially for children and the elderly in Hong Kong on Feb 23, 2022. (PETER PARKS / AFP) HONG KONG – Health advisers of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government have unanimously agreed to recommend lowering the minimum age for COVID-19 inoculation to six months from current three years. Presently, children must be aged …

HK sees 4,254 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

A girl wearing a face shield and mask plays on the sidewalk in Tsuen Wan West, Hong Kong, on April 23, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 4,254 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and six more deaths, bringing the city’s toll to 9,296 since the fifth wave of infections began. The new cases comprised 4,019 local infections and 235 …

HK expands use of COVID-19 oral drugs, daily tally at 4,884

A man looks out onto Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 22, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong will expand the use of oral COVID-19 drugs to high-risk patients under the age of 60 regardless of their vaccination status as the city recorded 4,884 new cases on Friday. Gladys Kwan, Chief Manager (Clinical Effectiveness and Technology Management) of the Hospital …

Toyota Announces Sales, Production, and Export Results for the First Half of 2022

Toyota City, Japan, Jul 28, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its sales, production, and export results for June 2022 as well as the cumulative total from January to June, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd. Highlights: In the first half of 2022, both sales and production fell below the previous year’s level …

HK reports 4,265 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

People wearing face masks walk on a street in Hong Kong, July 12, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 4,265 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths on Saturday, health authorities said. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said in a news briefing that the new cases comprised 231 imported infections and 4,034 …

HK reports 4,270 new COVID-19 cases, 6 elderly patients die

A woman wearing a face mask walks a dog down a flight of stairs in Hong Kong, March 15, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 4,270 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths on Friday, as the Hospital Authority said they will dedicate more beds at public hospitals to COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease …