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Hong Kong residents aged 70 and above may get Covid-19 jabs without the need to book an appointment starting Thursday, in a bid to encourage the elderly to get vaccinated.

The government announced on Tuesday around 4,600 same-day vaccination tickets will be opened in 24 community vaccination centres to accommodate senior residents.

This means most of the centres will give out around 200 tickets per day, while the jab centres at the Tung Chung Community Hall and the Hong Kong International Airp...

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Weightlifter Hidilyn Francisco Diaz made history on Monday as the Philippines’ first athlete to win gold at the Olympics.

Diaz clinched the top spot in the women’s 55kg weightlifting category at the Tokyo 2020 games, besting world champion Liao Qiuyun from China and setting an Olympic record for hoisting 224kg.

In the final lift, Liao set a record with 126kg in the clean and jerk for a 223kg total. Diaz lifted one more than Liao after that, finishing with 126kg in the clean and jerk and a...

July 26, 2021

aaaHong Kong confirmed three new Covid-19 cases on Sunday—all arriving from overseas—bringing the city's coronavirus caseload to 11,979.

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A Filipina domestic worker is still unconscious in Queen Elizabeth Hospital after she fell from a flat on the fourth floor of Regal Court in Kowloon City Friday.

A police report obtained by Hong Kong News said the estate’s security guard informed them at 1:49 p.m. of a woman found lying on the ground who was suspected to have fallen from a height.

She was confirmed to be a Filipina and was still unconscious as of yesterday night, a police spokesperson said.

Welfare Offic...

July 24, 2021
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aaaThe Centre for Health Protection reported two new Covid-19 cases on Friday—both imported—bringing the number of recorded infections in Hong Kong to 11,974.

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The two arrived from the United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh. In the past two weeks, 23 cases have been reported includin...

July 23, 2021
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Health authorities have placed a residential block in Tuen Mun under lockdown on Thursday night after a resident tested preliminarily positive for a mutant strain of the coronavirus.

Occupants of units in Block 6 of Handsome Court will have to undergo compulsory testing overnight.

The 36-year-old resident found with the L452R mutant strain—often linked to the highly contagious Delta variant—is a fully vaccinated returnee from Dubai. She returned to Hong Kong seven days after she left Hong ...

July 22, 2021
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A Filipina domestic worker who lived under a flyover in Tsuen Wan for more than two months was finally able to fly back home to the Philippines on Wednesday.

Mel Santiago left Hong Kong on Wednesday morning after a support group, Social Justice for Migrant Workers, was able to give her HK$1,000 and a ticket. She is currently under quarantine in Manila.

The 40-year-old Filipina left her former employer in Ma On Shan on the evening of May 7 following an argument over food. The Filipina claimed ...

July 21, 2021
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The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) said Tuesday it issued legal proceedings on behalf of a foreign domestic worker who alleged that her former employer sexually harassed her.

In a statement on Tuesday, the EOC said the helper was allegedly harassed by her employer several times over the course of her employment, including entering the bathroom naked while she took a shower and masturbating in front of her.

The employer also reportedly made unwelcome sexual requests and remarks to the h...

July 21, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection confirmed five new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, including two children whose preliminarily positive test results triggered a testing lockdown of a residential block in Taikoo Shing.

The two children, aged 11 and 13, were exempted from designated hotel quarantine as they were relatives of a consular staffer in Hong Kong. They arrived on July 16 and tested preliminarily positive for Covid-19 three days after.

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the 13-yea...

July 21, 2021
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Qatar Airways passenger flights departing Doha will be barred from landing in Hong Kong for two weeks after four passengers onboard the carrier’s flight to the city tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Centre for Health Protection said the flights operated by the airline will be banned from July 20 to Aug. 2.

The four confirmed Covid-19 cases boarded the QR818 flight on July 18. They are among the seven new Covid-19 cases the CHP confirmed on Tuesday.

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July 20, 2021