Hong Kong’s number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases has breached the 5,000-mark after 13 new infections were recorded, health officials said Saturday.
There were nine imported cases according to Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection, with five of them returning from India.
14 hours ago
Hong Kong health authorities have warned against even more new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the fourth wave experts believe to batter the city this winter.
Undersecretary for Food and Health Dr. Chui Tak-yi said this threat highlighted the need for community treatment and isolation facilities.
September 17, 2020
Another Filipino domestic worker from the group of 13 brought in by one agency tested positive Monday, health officials confirmed.
The Health Department said the 35-year-old Filipina was one of the four imported cases who were confirmed to be positive today.
On Sept. 9, the group of 13 entered Hon...
September 15, 2020
Three more Filipino domestic helpers from the 13-member group brought into Hong Kong by the same employment agency tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said Sunday.
Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection said the three have been staying in the quarantine cent...
September 13, 2020
Hong Kong health authorities pushed anew for coronavirus testing as almost a third of confirmed cases in the past two weeks had no clear sources of infection.
Dr. Chui Tak-yi, Undersecretary for Food and Health, said Thursday that 30% of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases confirmed in the past two weeks were untra...
September 10, 2020
Hong Kong officials announced further relaxations to social distancing measures Tuesday—including an increase in the limits to public gatherings and the reopening of some venues.
Prof. Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health, told reporters Tuesday that the Chief Executive in Council approved groups of four to ...
September 8, 2020
A 39-year-old Filipino domestic worker showing no symptoms of infection tested positive for the coronavirus, Hong Kong health authorities said Saturday.
Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan said the worker was detected through the community mass testing. She stayed with her employer in Tai Cheng Wai in Yuen Long, and on Aug. 29 and...
September 5, 2020
Hong Kong will extend its mass coronavirus testing program until Sept. 11 as government officials cite high public demand with over 950,000 people booked for appointments.
The total number of booked tests since Aug. 29 is around 12.6% of the total population of the city.
Eight had tested positive so far from samples collected through mass tes...
September 4, 2020
Six samples—including four from discharged coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients—collected from the mass testing program tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials revealed Thursday.
Dr. Constance Chan, Hong Kong’s Director of Health, said they have processed over 128,000 samples collected from ...
September 3, 2020
The government announced a new round of relaxation of social distancing measures Wednesday in light of a week-long mass testing set to detect silent carriers of coronavirus and a downward trend of local infections.
Prof. Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health, told reporters Tuesday that evening dine-in services...
September 2, 2020