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The Department of Health (DH) urged members of the public to help fight cancer by adopting a healthy lifestyle and initiating early detection of disease. The said call was made as Hong Kong joins the global celebration of the World Cancer Day 2023. Presently, the Hong Kong government adopts an evidence-based approach in regard to implementation of cancer screening, so as to achieve early diagnosis of cancer for initiating early treatment and thus improving treatment outcomes. The Colorectal Cancer Scre...

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aaaThe Hong Kong Government has lifted the requirement for non-Hong Kong residents from overseas places  coming to Hong Kong to be fully-vaccinated , starting tomorrow, February 6. However, the pre-departure testing requirement for inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan will be maintained for the time being. In a statement published on Feb 3, the Government said it considered that there is room for the complete lifting of the vaccination requirement for inbound non-Hong Kong residents. It added that the overall epidemic situation i...

February 5, 2023
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aaa  [video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://hongkongnews.com.hk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/20230203100952127_360p.mp4"][/video] A series of promotional activities, new attractions, developments and opportunities for visitors were unveiled by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, John Lee, as part of the “Hello Hong Kong” campaign launch ceremony on Feb. 2.  “Hello Hong Kong” is a global publicity campaign that will focus on four key areas.

February 3, 2023
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aaaHong Kong residents wanting to apply for their smart identity are advised to make an appointment before coming to the Registration of Persons Offices (ROP), starting Feb. 1 The appointment booking period for the identity card is 24 working days. For any changes to their appointment, the earliest time is the following working day (Monday-Saturday, except general holidays). But the result of the booking is subject to the availability of the quota for each office. This is due to the recent influx of residents that have approached the ROPs an...

February 3, 2023
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The Immigration Department (ImmD) mounted a series of territory-wide anti-illegal worker operations codenamed "Lightshadow", "Rally" and "Twilight" for four consecutive days from January 30 toFebruary 2.
A total of nine suspected illegal workers and five suspected employers were arrested.
During the anti-illegal worker operations, ImmD Task Force officers raided 60...

February 3, 2023
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aaaThe court hearing for the case of the Filipino man shot by the police officer at Peng Chau in the incident of reported noise nuisance on January 24 was adjourned to Feb.6 This was announced yesterday, February 1 at Eastern Magistracy Courts at Sai Wan Ho. The Filipino businessman, Arimas, Oliver Dairo, the named listed in the court record, was absent when his case number was called by the court staff. Mr. Arimas was charged of “Assault with intent to prevent lawful apprehension”. Prosecutor said that the Mr. Arimas could not att...

February 2, 2023
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aaaAccording to the Chinese Horoscope 2023, the Year of the Water Rabbit officially started on Jan. 22, 2023. For those born in the Year of the Rabbit ( 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951…). The sign of the Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. This is a time when their gentle and sensitive nature will be reflected in the overall energy of the year. Tips on making the most out of the Year of the Rabbit 202

January 31, 2023
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aaaA decision should be made within the next few days regarding the cancellation of the nucleic acid testing (PCR) requirements for cross-border travelers between Hong Kong and mainland China. Currently, a 48-hour PCR test is a necessary requirement for anyone traveling to mainland China. At the same time, there is also a daily quota for cross-border travelers.  In addition, the Government plans to cancel Covid-19 vaccination and ra...

January 30, 2023
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aaaThe Hospital Authority (HA) announced today (January 29) that in order to align with the government's cancellation of issuing isolation orders from tomorrow (January 30), all General Out-patient Clinics (GOPCs) will implement special measures to reserve sufficient quotas to support COVID-19 patients. The HA spokesman said, "The HA has strengthened its manpower to cope with the possible increase in service demand. GOPCs have enhanced its episodic consultations to more than 10 000 quotas daily, and among the quotas, around 2 000 are reserved f...

January 29, 2023
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aaaAs of Jan. 29, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced the latest epidemic report of COVID-19 with at total of 3,282  cases. The CHP investigated 3, 172 additional locally acquired cases that tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, comprising 449 cases that tested positive by nucleic acid tests (171 confirmed cases, 88 asymptomatic cases and 190 cases with pending status) and 2 723 cases that tested positive by rapid antigen tests (RATs) in the past 24 hours. As for imported cases, 111 addition...

January 29, 2023