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HK expects fewer than 10 Covid cases with no untraceable infections
The Centre for Health Protection is set to confirm fewer than 10 Covid patients in the city today, with no untraceable infections.
The daily virus briefing for today will also be canceled.
Health officials yesterday confirmed only one local case with its source of infection unknown, along with seven other imported cases.
The untraceable local infection was a 22-year-old student from Baptist University, also a football coach at a primary school. He lives in Block 7 of Fullview Garden in Siu Sai Wan.
The patient was said to have coached a football class at Victoria Park. Three other coaches and 12 kids listed as close contact have been put under quarantine.
Hong Kong banks remain squeezed by low interest rates, economic uncertainty
Net interest margin likely to ‘remain challenging’ for Hong Kong’s banks this year, KPMG China said in its latest report card on the city’s financial sector.
Alibaba Executive Says Founder Jack Ma "Lying Low": Reports
Jack Ma is "lying low" and focusing on hobbies and philanthropy, an executive said.
Lok Sin Tong cooperates with hotel to provide transitional housing units
Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon will cooperate with a hotel in To Kwa Wan to offer 161 rooms under its LST Housing transitional housing scheme.
Foes of Gay Games kicked by lam
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor yesterday criticized legislators for "divisive" comments about the Gay Games set to be held next November.
Three Reasons Why G7's Build Back Better World Plan is No Competition for China's BRI
Joe Biden's $40 trillion Build Back Better World (B3W) does not appear to be a threat or challenge to China's comprehensive Belt and Road (B&R) plan, say international observers...
Hong Kong Gay Games: hosting need not mean supporting
Hosting an event is different from legislating rights, and LGBTQ people’s legal status in Hong Kong will not change just because the city hosts the Gay Games.
Man robbed of HK$2m cash before Bitcoin transaction in Kwun Tong
A man in his mid 20s was robbed of HK$2 million cash before a bitcoin transaction.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong and ConsenSys create COVID-19 digital passport
Healthcare professionals in Hong Kong will trial the COVID-19 Digital Health Passport. Later on, patients will be able to access the passport through a mobile app.
Coronavirus Was Likely Present In US From December 2019
The National Institutes of Health study analyzed 24,000 stored blood samples contributed by volunteers across the country from January 2 to March 18, 2020.
3 start-ups making waves in the Hong Kong FinTech industry
FinTech, Funding, wealth, Hong KongHong Kong, home to a number of unicorns has over the past year witnessed a lot of developments in the local FinTech field. Despite the global ...
Hong Kong Airlines subsidiary to shut down in July
Hong Kong Aviation Ground Service, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Airlines, will cease operation on July 1, local media reports.
Hong Kong's banks “may be” out of the pandemic woods, KPMG says
Hong Kong's banks may have put the worst of the pandemic behind them and may see an improvement in their profitability in 2021, although COVID-19-related uncertainties remain, a...
Sea view suite costing almost HK$3,000 fails to deliver panorama view
A woman paid almost HK$3,000 for a top-storey sea view suite and found the view partially blocked by two buildings, according to one of the complaints received by Consumer Council.
Hong Kong Airlines goes to ‘critical survival mode’, flying only eight jets - Air Cargo News
Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) will stand down its fleet of Airbus A320s until mid-2022 and operate a skeletal fleet of just eight A330s on cargo flights, as the embattled carrier ent...
Starting pay of EdUHK graduates goes up
The starting salary of Education University (EdUHK) graduates becoming teachers reached a record high of HK$31,676, an employment survey has found.
Carrie Lam admits new censorship rules have caused Hong Kong filmmakers anxiety
But ‘freedom of expression’ not absolute, city leader says, noting Beijing-imposed legislation had provisions that affected nearly every government department.
Virus found on frozen meat packaging from 17-year-old girl’s home
The Centre for Health Protection said today that the packaging surface of a prepackaged frozen food at the infected 17-year-old girl’s Tin Shui Wai home was found to be positive...
Was Alibaba a Trojan Horse for Hong Kong?
Share sale in 2019 is looking less like the ring fence it was intended to be
Next Digital fined after disclosing birth certificate of Cecilia Cheung's son
Next Digital's defendants were fined HK$120,000 today at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts, after the birth certificate of the third son of actress Cecilia Cheung Pak-chi was...
18,000 new homes: HK$100 billion push to help first-time buyers, regenerate city
Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority announces biggest, costliest five-year business plan in its history aimed at boosting private housing supply, redeveloping old communities.
445,000 Hongkongers register for lottery aimed at boosting Covid-19 vaccination rate
The goodies worth over HK$120 million on offer include a flat in Kwun Tong worth HK$10.8 million.
Hong Kong cryptocurrency trader targeted in HK$2 million robbery
Suspects sprayed unknown substance in 22-year-old victim’s eyes during attack in Kwun Tong, before grabbing bag full of cash.
Hong Kong ministers to turn down salary rise after freezing pay for civil servants
Carrie Lam, who earns HK$390,000 a month, is among the top officials, aides who may even take a pay cut this year.
Beware of Hong Kong hotels’ staycation traps, consumer watchdog warns
Consumer Council urges buyers to read small print after guest checking into pet-friendly hotel is charged extra for bringing her cat, and a woman who booked a room with a sea vi...
Will Hong Kong answer the Philippines’ plea for its excess vaccines?
The Philippines’ top diplomat said he had appealed to the city’s leader ‘to donate or sell excess vaccines before they expire. But her hands are tied by purchase agreements’.
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