HK sees 4,593 new COVID cases, including 4 from hospital

A resident walks in Tseung Kwan O district in Hong Kong amid stormy weather due to Tropical Storm Mulan on Aug 9, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 4,593 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including four from the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at a …

HK sees 4,045 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more elderly deaths

People walk past a government's contact tracing QR code for the "LeaveHomeSafe" COVID-19 mobile app at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, July 12, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 4,045 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and three more elderly deaths, bringing the city’s toll during the fifth wave to 9,337. The new infections included 262 imported cases and 3,783 …

HK records 75 imported malaria cases since last month

This undated photo shows the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, Hong Kong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – Hong Kong has recorded a total of 75 malaria patients from African countries since the last month, including 58 who are still being treated in public hospitals, health authorities said Sunday. Lau Ka-hin, chief manager (quality and standards) of the Hospital Authority, …

Fresh cases push HK’s COVID-19 tally past 5,000 mark

People enjoy the panoramic views from Victoria Peak, Hong Kong on May 2, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – The number of new COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong crossed the 5,000-mark on Thursday as a cluster was detected at the Wong Tai Sin Hospital, health authorities said. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said …

HK sees 3,256 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths

People walk past a residential apartment block in Hong Kong on May 20, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 3,256 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as four more patients infected with the coronavirus passed away, health authorities said. The new cases comprised 3,019 local infections and 237 imported cases, Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre …

HK sees 3,762 new COVID-19 cases, school bus cluster grows

Anglers await a catch at a pier in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong on July 14, 2022. (YAN ZHAO / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 3,762 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as a cluster originated from a school bus taking pupils to a kindergarten in Kowloon Tong grew, health authorities said. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for …

HK to enhance Shenzhen Bay Port virus testing, tally 3,674

People rest on benches in a park at Tai Hing Estate in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, March 4, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong health authorities will enhance COVID-19 testing measures at the Shenzhen Bay Port, requiring departing passengers who test positive to go directly to the Penny's Bay community isolation facilitity, as the city recorded 3,674 new cases on Thursday. Chuang …

Electronic bracelets for infected isolating at home, tally 2,863

Residents enjoy sunbathing at a beach in the New Territories in Hong Kong on May 5, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Health authorities will require over 12,000 COVID-19 patients isolating at home to wear electronic bracelets to prevent them from going out into the community as Hong Kong registered 2,863 new cases on Monday, Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau said. Lo …

Virus: HK logs 2,992 infections, including 219 imported cases

Hong Kong is a big draw for expats with its openness and diversity. (ZHANG WEI / CHINA NEWS SERVICE) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 2,992 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 219 imported infections, bringing the city’s tally during the fifth wave to 1,258,423. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said the local cases comprised 1,194 …

HK sees 2,358 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

A couple visits a viewing deck before the city skyline in Hong Kong on March 29, 2022. (DALE DE LA REY / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 2,358 new COVID-19 cases and two new reported deaths on Thursday, bringing the city’s death toll during the fifth wave to 9,188.   Albert Au Ka-wing, principal medical and health officer of the Centre for Health Protection’s …

Main Market-Bound Seng Fong Holdings Berhad IPO Shares Oversubscribed by 3.09 Times

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 29, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Tricor Investor & Issuing House Services Sdn Bhd (TIIH) is pleased to announce that the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Seng Fong Holdings Berhad is oversubscribed by 3.09 times. Managing Director of Seng Fong, Mr. Er Hock Lai Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Investment Bank, Ms. Lee Jim Leng Seng …

HK sees 1,685 new virus cases, outbreak at Mong Kok eatery

People walk across a street in Hong Kong, May 3, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 1,685 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as health authorities investigated whether the outbreak in a Tuen Mun restaurant is related to a new “small-scale outbreak” in a Mong Kok eatery. Albert Au Ka-wing, principal medical and health officer of the Centre for Health Protection’s …

HK sees 1,873 new virus cases, extends social distancing rules

A passenger takes photos on a Star Ferry on Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on May 4, 2022. (PETER PARKS / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 1,873 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as the government announced that existing social distancing measures will be extended for two more weeks. The new cases comprised 1,719 local infections and 154 imported cases, Albert Au Ka-wing, principal …

HK sees 1,794 new virus cases, Tuen Mun cluster grows to 40

People visit the Avenue of Stars by the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong, May 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 1,794 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, a slight decrease from the previous day's 1,860, as a cluster involving a restaurant in Tuen Mun grew to 40. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, …

Hong Kong stocks end higher Friday

Hong Kong stocks ended higher on Friday. The Hang Seng Index added 2.09 percent to 21,719.06, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index gained 2.22 percent to 7,629.06. Healthcare firms listed in Hong Kong surged nearly 5 percent. Tech giants listed in Hong Kong were up 3 percent, with e-commerce giant Alibaba jumped 5.5 percent.

Back to 1997

Celebrities and politicians were among six Hong Kong locals who talked about their favourites shared with us what they were doing on July 1 of 1997. Click the video to watch the answers by actor-host Wong Cho-lam, singer Gigi Yim Ming-hay, lawmaker Joephy Chan Wing-yan, former president of the Legislative Council Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, primary school student Gilbert Ching and Dean of the Li …

HK sees slight decrease with 1,198 virus cases, no new deaths

A woman runs at a park in Hong Kong, May 5, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 1,198 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, including 122 imported infections, bringing the city’s tally to 1,216,529 during the city’s fifth wave of infections. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said in a news briefing that …

Häagen-Dazs ice cream products recalled over pesticide concern

This screengrab taken from the official Facebook page of ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs shows a post informing the public of the recall of two products that might have been contaminated with a banned pesticide. HONG KONG – Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety has called on members of the public not to consume two Häagen-Dazs ice cream products that might have been contaminated with a banned pesticide. The …

HK sees 1,327 new COVID-19 cases, readies hospital beds

In this picture taken on May 13, 2022, people cross a street in Hong Kong. With the fifth wave of COVID-19 outbreak coming under subsiding, life in the city is becoming normal, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Monday. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 1,327 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including a “high” of 141 imported infections, as health …

HK logs 1,276 cases, including 115 imported infections

People wearing face masks walk on a street in Hong Kong, March 5, 2022. (LO PING FAI / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 1,276 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 115 imported infections. Albert Au Ka-wing, principal medical and health officer of the Centre for Health Protection’s communicable disease branch, said in a press briefing that the 1,161 local infections included 416 cases …