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Hong Kong authorities will cut the mandatory hotel quarantine period for arrivals from countries with a low Covid-19 risk to 14 days as the city saw a recent decline in coronavirus cases.

Food and Health Secretary Prof. Sophia Chan announced the relaxation of some anti-epidemic measures in a press briefing, includi...

March 29, 2021
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Initial investigations by German firm BioNTech showed that “environmental conditions” during the shipping of their coronavirus vaccines may have caused packaging defects in the batches delivered to Hong Kong.

A government statement released Saturday night stated BioNTech and the vaccine distributor in Hong Kong,...

March 28, 2021
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The Hong Kong government reminded hotels under the designated quarantine hotel scheme not to charge exorbitant fees for delivering goods to their guests.

In a statement on Thursday, the Food and Health Bureau said that hotels should also assist quarantined guests to buy necessary items for their 21-day stay.

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March 26, 2021
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Hong Kong on Wednesday stopped administering Covid-19 jabs from BioNTech pending a probe on “packaging issues” found in the current supply of vaccines being used in the mass inoculation program.

In a statement, the government said the vaccine developer believes there is no safety risk so far linked to “dev...

March 24, 2021
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Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she will personally look into easing the “very stringent” 21-day quarantine imposed on inbound travelers from outside China.

Lam, in a press briefing before the Executive Council meeting, said she is “fully and acutely” aware of the pressure the three-week quar...

March 23, 2021
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A 19-year-old Filipino found with suspected marijuana is among the 20 people arrested in authorities' anti-illegal labour raids across Kowloon on Monday.

The police said it conducted raids in Kowloon City, Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok and Sham Shui Po along with members of the Immigration Department and the L...

March 23, 2021
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Six more domestic workers from the Philippines were found to have contracted a variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, health authorities said Monday.

The Centre for Health Protection reported 18 new Covid-19 cases—11 imported and seven locally-acquired—pu...

March 22, 2021
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Hong Kong health authorities will look at securing a fourth type of vaccine against Covid-19 amid concerns over the efficacy and safety of Hong Kong’s current supply of jabs, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Monday.

Lam told reporters the advance purchase of a fourth-type has been part of th...

March 22, 2021
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Health authorities detected variants of the coronavirus in recent arrivals from the Philippines and Canada, who are among Hong Kong's eight newly confirmed Covid-19 cases on Sunday. Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Communicable Disease Branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said a variant with the N501Y mutation was found in a woman from...

March 21, 2021