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Hong Kong needs to get more Covid shots into elderly arms
90 per cent of the city’s most vulnerable population is unprotected. How do we get to a new normal without them?
I tested positive for Covid-19 twice in two cities. The responses were vastly different
As someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in both Britain and Hong Kong, I've experienced the worst of both worlds.
China declared officially malaria-free by WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared China malaria-free, after a 70-year effort to wipe it out.
Hong Kong ban on flights from Britain pushes travellers to plan other routes
Hongkongers seeking to return home are now looking at places such as Spain and Dubai to wait out the three weeks before they can enter.
BBC’s Andrew Marr says he caught Covid-19 AFTER vaccine
BBC journalist Andrew Marr says he caught a “nasty” bout of Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Government advisers say this is normal, and similar cases are cropping up around the world.
These Wallets Are Big Enough to Stow All of Your Essentials-Even Vaccine Cards
Here, shop practical, beautiful wallets that will only age better with time.
"Vaccination Plus Mask": WHO Official On Measures To Fight Delta Plus Strain
The WHO representative explained that vaccination is essential because it lowers the probability of spreading the virus and lowers the risks of severe disease.
HK dangles more relaxed dining rules to encourage vaccinations
But many remain sceptical that latest move would encourage more people to get their jab
Delta Variant Forces New Lockdowns As Europe Lifts Covid Restrictions
While COVID-19 vaccination drives have brought down infections in several countries, the rise of the Delta variant has stoked fears of new waves of the virus.
Spain Drops Outdoor Mask Rule, But Many Stay Covered Up
COVID-19: Spain's newly relaxed rules allow one to not wear masks outdoors, but people still have to use them indoors or in crowded outdoor spaces.
Health secretary expects vaccination rate to hit 50 percent in August
Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee hoped the vaccination rate would rise to 50 percent in August or September.
Hong Kong sets 1-day record for jabs; half of city could be vaccinated by August
Health minister Sophia Chan made the optimistic projection, while also noting some 30,000 tests sparked by a variant case involving an airport worker had returned no positive results.
Your taxes pay for minister’s Snogs: Matt Hancock's secret affair caught on camera and exposed
MARRIED Matt Hancock apologised for breaching social distancing with his mistress Gina, the wife of Oliver Bonas founder Oliver Tress, despite preaching to the nation to hug “carefully”. His sex affair is paid by the public tax payers mo...
Hong Kong, mainland China may see ‘limited travel in July’
Border could reopen for quarantine-free journeys if conditions are met, respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan says.
Society will pay the price if people are still delaying their jabs, says health expert
A health expert said today that Hong Kong society will pay the price if people are still holding back to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Hong Kong stocks cap weekly gain as US spending plans aid recovery bets
Hong Kong stocks capped the first winning week in June as a massive US infrastructure spending plan with bipartisan support moved forward, fuelling optimism on market outlook.
Does the Covid vaccine impact periods?
Almost 4,000 UK women have reported changes to their period patterns after receiving a coronavirus vaccine.
Hong Kong reduces quarantine days for travellers with antibodies
Hong Kong is going to shorten the quarantine period for vaccinated travellers from 14 days down to 7 days. However, there is a catch here, such travellers are required to show that they have enough antibodies against the coronavirus.
Delta Variant Significantly More Transmissible, Dangerous: Indian-American Doctor
"We have seen how quickly it has taken over in the United Kingdom, where it's become - getting close to 100 per cent of new COVID cases, Delta. And we have seen a surge here too. So I am worried," America's Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murth...
World Health Organization Identifies Issues At Russian Vaccine Plant
World Health Organization released a summary report of its preliminary findings, detailing six issues found during its May 31 to June 4 visit to the Pharmstandard Ufa Vitamin Plant in Ufa, southern Russia.
Even amid a pandemic, Hong Kong is in a better place than most
The government has been gradually regaining respect as the coronavirus is brought under control in Hong Kong. At the same time, the city’s unique strengths – proximity to China, common law system, and top universities – mean it has a bri...
Hong Kong hotels want clearer guidance for new Covid-19 quarantine plan
While residents will know before their trips if they qualify for halved isolation period, uncertainty about travellers who could leave mid-stay has sector on edge.
Delta Variant Greatest Threat To US Pandemic Response: Top Expert Fauci
"The transmissibility is unquestionably greater" in the Delta variant than the original variant of COVID-19, Dr Anthony Fauci said, adding that "it is associated with an increased disease severity."
US To Miss July 4 Goal Of One Covid Shot For 70% Adults: White House
"We think it'll take a few extra weeks to get to 70 percent of all adults with at least one shot," said Jeffrey Zients, head of the White House Covid response team.
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