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Health authorities reported the death of a 63-year-old man last Sunday—two days after he was inoculated with Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine in a community centre.

In a short statement on Tuesday, the Health Department said it is investigating the death but cautioned that its connection to the CoronaVac jab remains unclear.

“At the moment, the causal relationship with the vaccination could not be ascertained,” the statement said.

The man got vaccinated at the Kwun Ch...

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The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Hong Kong (POLO-HK) on Monday said it does not immediately refer training fee claims to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Manila, amid calls from migrant workers to stop doing so.

In a response sent to Hong Kong News, Labor Attache Melchor Dizon said POLO-HK refers claims to POEA only if these are about to go beyond the three-year prescriptive period, if both parties request a referral, or if an agreement is not reached within 30 days.

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The LBC Express branches in Yuen Long and Central are closed until further notice after a cashier tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement on Monday, LBC said the rest of their team members are under quarantine and will undergo testing.

The concerned branches will undergo disinfection and sanitation. Other branches in North Point, Hung Hom, Lik Sang, and the Kwun Tong Warehouse will stay open, the statement said.

The 23-year-old Filipino cashier who lives in Tsuen Wan re...

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aaaA woman was arrested on Friday after she received around HK$30,000 to arrange employment for a Hong Kong domestic worker's kin and friends but failed to do so. The government in a statement on its website said the Hong Kong Customs earlier received information that the woman, 45, had claimed she could set up job opportunities for the FDW’s kin and friends. But the woman reportedly failed to secure them a job and failed to refund the fee she received. The woman, whose nationality was not disclosed, was released on bail pending furt...

February 28, 2021
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A Filipino cashier who manned LBC branches in Central and Yuen Long tested preliminarily positive for Covid-19, health authorities said Sunday.

The Centre for Health Protection said the 23-year-old male resident of Tsuen Wan worked in the Yuen Long branch during his infectious period.

He last worked in that branch in Tung Yik Building on Feb. 26 and developed symptoms on the same day.

The cashier is among the over 10 preliminary positive cases detected. CHP communicable dis...

February 28, 2021
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Mall staff of the K11 MUSEA mall in Tsim Sha Tsui were ordered to undergo compulsory Covid-19 tests as 15 more infections linked to a restaurant there were detected on Saturday.

The 15 infections traced back to Mr. Ming’s Chinese Dining belong to the 33 confirmed coronavirus cases the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) confirmed. The restaurant cluster now has a total of 34 infections.

CHP communicable disease branch head Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan said K11 MUSEA staff were ordered to get tested a...

February 27, 2021
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The first batch of coronavirus vaccines developed by American company Pfizer and German biotechnology firm BioNTech arrived in Hong Kong on Feb. 27.

A total of 585,000 Comirnaty vaccines arrived via a Cathay Pacific flight this afternoon, welcomed by Civil Service Secretary Patrick Nip and Food and Health Secretary Prof. Sophia Chan.

One million doses of this vaccine were slated to arrive yesterday from Germany but were delayed due to export procedure issues. But in a statement, the government...

February 27, 2021
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Health authorities said on Friday a cleaner at a Chinese restaurant in a Kowloon shopping mall may be a “super-spreader” of the coronavirus after about 30 individuals were either confirmed or tested preliminarily positive for Covid-19.

Twelve newly confirmed Covid-19 infections were traced back to Mr. Ming’s Chinese Dining, half of the 24 cases the Centre for Health Protection logged on Friday. They include five staff members, another five customers, and two of their close contacts.

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February 26, 2021
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Areas in San Po Kong were cordoned off on Tuesday evening as the Hong Kong government resumed its Covid-19 testing lockdowns after the Lunar New Year break.

Around 520 residents of Cambridge Building on 6-24A Kam Wing St. and Tong Seng Mansion on 1-33 Kam Wing Street and 5-7 Yin Hing Street had undergone testing. None of them tested positive for the virus.

They were barred from leaving their homes since 8:30 p.m. until everyone in the specified area had been tested. At 7 a.m., the lockdown ord...

February 24, 2021