Étiqueté : Hong Kong

Hong Kong should not go down the road of testing its entire population for the coronavirus, according to public health experts. © Nora Tam 0

[Hong Kong] Omicron: mass Covid-19 testing not viable for Hong Kong, medical experts say, amid growing calls to deploy strategy against fifth wave

– Pro-establishment lawmakers at centre of appeals urging authorities to run universal community screening to uncover hidden chains of transmission

– But several experts say such exercises are not feasible because of capacity limitations and challenges tied to citywide lockdown

Passengers arrive at Hong Kong airport. © K. Y. Cheng 0

[Hong Kong] Omicron variant: Hong Kong tightens entry rules for all arrivals from countries with reported cases as city confirms third infection

– Health officials say all countries with reported infections of the new variant will be moved to highest-risk tier for entry

– Government pandemic adviser says border reopening plan should remain safe if new variants caught before entering city, though others fear strategy may worry Beijing

Monks queue for a Covid-19 shot in Tuen Mun on Monday. © Sam Tsang 0

[Hong Kong] Coronavirus: Hong Kong expands vaccines to 5.5 million people, while experts find no evidence directly linking Sinovac jabs to seven deaths

– Age threshold for recipients is lowered to 30, while domestic helpers and students studying overseas also now eligible

– Expert committee says the deaths of seven people after receiving China-made vaccine not directly tied to the shots based on initial findings

Residents queue up for free Covid-19 testing services at a public housing estate in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day. © Felix Wong 0

[Hong Kong] Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms 42 Covid-19 cases, lowest since fourth wave started, but experts warn of possible holiday spike

– City leader Carrie Lam reiterates zero infection target in New Year message and says administration’s virus control at the border is ‘watertight’

– Health official says peak of fourth wave of infections may have passed but a rebound could still occur from mass gatherings

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