New Liaison Office chief blasts dissenters as ‘political coronavirus’

Luo Huining, the new director of Beijing’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, has penned a letter slamming the actions of medical personnel who went on strike earlier this month as a “political form of coronavirus” seeking to sow divisions between Hong Kong and the mainland. Beijing’s top representative in the city went on to urge ...

Officials announce two more COVID-19 cases, total at 67

Officials announce two more COVID-19 cases, total at 67

Health authorities announced two more cases of COVID-19 today, taking the total tally of infections in Hong Kong to 67 so far. Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Center for Health...

Young athlete may lose legs after being hit by train at Kowloon Tong MTR

Young athlete may lose legs after being hit by train at Kowloon Tong MTR

A young woman suffered major fractures to both her legs after she fell onto the railway track at Kowloon Tong MTR station and was run over by a train around midnight last night....

First batch of Hongkongers stranded on virus-struck cruise ship return home

First batch of Hongkongers stranded on virus-struck cruise ship return home

A chartered plane carrying 106 Hongkongers who spent two weeks quarantined on the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan landed in Hong Kong this morning....

3 more Hongkongers stuck on cruise ship contract COVID-19 as officials prep repatriation

3 more Hongkongers stuck on cruise ship contract COVID-19 as officials prep repatriation

Three more Hongkongers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama, Japan were confirmed to have COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total number to 53,...

Mom of confirmed coronavirus patient tests positive, total number of cases reaches 63

Mom of confirmed coronavirus patient tests positive, total number of cases reaches 63

Health officials confirmed today that the 83-year-old mother of an engineer who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus over the weekend has become the city’s 63rd...

Police closing in on bog roll bandits as one more arrested in connection to toilet paper heist

Police closing in on bog roll bandits as one more arrested in connection to toilet paper heist

Hong Kong police have arrested another person in connection with the Great Toilet Paper Heist of 2020, which saw hundreds of toilet paper rolls stolen at knifepoint on Monday,...

BREAKING: 70-year-old man dies of coronavirus in Hong Kong’s second fatality

BREAKING: 70-year-old man dies of coronavirus in Hong Kong’s second fatality

A 70-year-old man diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus died this morning, becoming the second person in Hong Kong and one of only a handful of people outside of mainland China...

Man arrested on suspicion of throwing 29 animals from fifth-floor window

Man arrested on suspicion of throwing 29 animals from fifth-floor window

A 49-year-old man has been arrested over accusations of animal abuse on Monday night after nearly 30 pets were found dead and injured behind a housing estate in the New...

Filipina domestic worker becomes Hong Kong’s 61st confirmed case of COVID-19

Filipina domestic worker becomes Hong Kong’s 61st confirmed case of COVID-19

A Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong was confirmed today to have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, taking the total tally of cases in the city to 61. This...


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