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  • Test blitz planned as HK braces for fourth wave

    Hong Kong is to run regular coronavirus tests on high-risk groups, including elderly care home workers, wet market stall owners and public transport drivers, to prepare for the possible “fourth-wave” epidemic outbreak in winter. “The third-wave epidemic has been declining from its peak in late…
  • The Fall’s Best Movies Are About American Soul-Searching

    David Byrne has long been a master of perfectly designed worlds. The 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, with his band Talking Heads, captured how carefully he stages his shows, bringing in band members one by one to emphasize how each contributes to the harmonies…
  • HK school cancels classes after student infected

    A Hong Kong primary school on Wednesday canceled activities and classes for a week after a student was found to be infected. The Centre for Health Protection said nine cases were recorded within the 24 hours on Tuesday, including four imported cases and five local…
  • Hong Kong govt offers relief, eases epidemic rules

    The Hong Kong government on Tuesday unveiled its third round of Covid-19 relief measures that will cost HK$24 billion (US$3.1 billion) to support the jobless and companies hardest hit by the pandemic. About HK$4.5 billion ($581 million) will be allocated to support corporations in 23…
  • Hong Kong virus milestone weeks away, say doctors

    It may be several weeks before Hong Kong can track the source of all local Covid-19 infections, medical experts say. The Center for Health Protection said Monday that 14 cases were identified during the 24 hours on Sunday, including two imported cases, nine that could…
  • HK to relax social distancing as cases decline

    Hong Kong’s epidemic rules will be relaxed from Friday as infections continued to decline. The number of people allowed to gather in public will be relaxed from two to four while restaurants will also be allowed to seat four people per table. After beauty parlors,…
  • Mass virus testing finds six cases in Hong Kong

    Six Covid-19 patients have been found from 128,000 samples collected from mass virus tests over two days in Hong Kong. The six showed positive results after retesting, said Chan Hon-yee, director of the Health Department. As of 1pm on Thursday, about 850,000 people had registered…
  • Hong Kong eases restrictions as infections fall

    Hong Kong fitness centers and massage parlors will reopen from Friday as the city’s Covid-19 situation improves. Clubhouses and arcade centers will also resume, provided they implement anti-epidemic measures, Health Secretary Sophia Chan said on Wednesday. Operators must not allow more than four people in…
  • HK activists call for resumption of LegCo elections

    Hong Kong’s democratic activists are calling on the territory’s government to resume the Legislative Council elections as soon as possible due to an easing of the epidemic in the city. Elmer Yuen, a retired Hong Kong entrepreneur and a pro-democracy activist, started an online petition…
  • HK medical experts under fire for doubting tests

    Hong Kong medical experts have been criticized by government officials for casting doubt on a mass test scheme set to begin on September 1, with one top doctor stopping public health comments for a while. Ho Pak-leung, head of the University of Hong Kong’s Center…
  • Where the Pandemic Is Cover for Authoritarianism

    This month, two young men stood outside a high-end Hong Kong shopping mall, clutching bouquets of white flowers as they held a memorial for a protester who had died nearby last year. The event, like any marking the milestones or memories of the prodemocracy movement,…
  • Hong Kong eases epidemic rules after cases decline

    The Hong Kong government loosened its anti-epidemic rules Tuesday after infections in the city fell to a single digit. From Friday, dine-in services will be allowed at restaurants until 9pm, Health Secretary Sophia Chan said. Currently, restaurants may provide only takeaways after 6pm. “And why…
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