News

Image title

Health authorities recorded 70 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, with 63 of them being local transmissions.

Of the seven imported cases, two were Indonesian domestic workers aged 21 and 25 who both tested positive while under quarantine.

Three others from the United Kingdom had stayed in Dubai for...

16 hours ago
Image title

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority encouraged the public to use electronic payment systems in lieu of red packets with cash for giving lai-see during the Lunar New Year.

In a statement Tuesday, the HKMA said the public may use the HKMA's Faster Payment System available via online or mobile banking, or other e-wallet s...

January 20, 2021
Image title

Concerns over a rebound in Hong Kong’s Covid-19 cases arose after health officials reported 55 new infections on Sunday, with over 80 pending confirmation.

Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre For Health Protection believes the spike may be due to the mandatory testing order placed on an area in Yau Ma Tei and Jor...

January 17, 2021
Image title

An Indonesian domestic worker was found dead after reportedly falling from a building in North Point on Thursday.

A police spokesperson told Hong Kong News that a passerby reported finding a woman on the ground near Kingsford Gardens, 202-204 Tin Hau Temple Road at 9:56 a.m.

Officers investigated ...

January 14, 2021
Image title

A Filipina was fined HK$3,000 after pleading guilty to taking HK$2,000 cash left by its owner at a bank telling machine in Central in 2018.

R. Bermillo, a bookstore manager who has lived in Hong Kong for 26 years, admitted to the charge read aloud before Magistrate Bina Chainrai at the Eastern Courts on Wednesday.

January 13, 2021
Image title

A Filipina domestic worker facing a theft charge showed up at the Eastern Magistrates Court on Monday.

M. J. Duncab was charged with stealing three shirts and a jacket from an H&M store in Causeway Bay on Dec. 25.

Duncab did not enter any plea.

The prosecution said Duncab ha...

January 11, 2021
Image title

A Filipina domestic worker was sentenced to a suspended two-week jail term after admitting to selling fake sunglasses in Central.

M. Lopez, 48, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Bina Chainrai at the Eastern Courts on Monday. She was charged with possession for sale of manufactured goods to which a forged trademark wa...

January 11, 2021
Image title

Health authorities reported 59 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the city’s overall tally to 9,211 recorded infections.

Of these, 20 were local transmissions and could not be linked to previous cases while six were from overseas.

The imported cases include women from the Philippines and I...

January 9, 2021
Image title

Hong Kong health authorities could not account for the source of infection of more than half of the 42 local Covid-19 cases logged today.

The Centre for Health Protection reported a total of 45 new Covid-19 infections in the city, of which 22 were local cases with untraceable origins.

Friday’s ...

January 8, 2021
Image title

Hong Kong Customs seized over a tonne of suspected dried shark fins of endangered species estimated to cost around HK$750,000 upon its arrival at the airport on Thursday.

In a statement Friday, the government said Customs officers inspected an air consignment from the Phi...

January 8, 2021