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Recent articles by Elizabeth:

How did Hong Kong's third wave of Covid-19 infections start?, China News

Groups that were overlooked could be behind Hong Kong’s recent surge in coronavirus cases, experts have said, with the Post finding that three in 10 imported Covid-19 infections came from sea or aircrew members, while one in four came from domestic helpers. As the city grapples with the third wave of a health crisis threatening to spin beyond control, doctors... → Read More

Health staff trio sparks Covid-19 cluster fears amid grim Hong Kong milestone, China News

Three health workers in contact with hundreds of Hongkongers were among 64 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Saturday, sparking fears of a major outbreak at an eye clinic as the number of Covid-19 infections overtook the city's tally for the Sars epidemic. Sixty cases were locally transmitted including a woman who shared the same ward as three people with Covid-19... → Read More

Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific flight attendant among three potentially new cases of infection in Hong Kong

Trio’s preliminary tests all positive and confirmation would take number of cases in city to 123. Cathay employee had just returned from Madrid, while two other cases involve people on trip to Egypt alongside government worker who was confirmed as being infected on Tuesday. → Read More

Coronavirus: three more infections confirmed in Hong Kong

City’s tally of confirmed cases climbs to 118, with the daughter of a woman who recently visited India among newly diagnosed patients. → Read More

Coronavirus clusters across the world

Identifying clusters is an important part of the battle against any infectious disease. Clusters of patients diagnosed with Covid-19, caused by the new coronavirus, have emerged outside China including a hotel in Singapore, towns in Lombardy in northern Italy, and among members of the Shincheonji church in South Korea. → Read More

Hong Kong Medical Council cancels licensing exam for overseas doctors in face of coronavirus outbreak

Members make decision amid threat from coronavirus outbreak, with second sitting later in the year also uncertain. → Read More

Hong Kong confirms 12th case of deadly China coronavirus, Asia News

Hong Kong confirmed its 11th and 12th cases of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus early on Friday as hospital chiefs revealed about 87 per cent of suspected cases reported in the city were locals. The city has received 680 reports of cases fitting the reporting criteria, including those officially confirmed. The newest confirmed patient was a 75-year-old man living in Hong Mei House, Cheung Hong… → Read More

Hong Kong researchers have developed coronavirus vaccine, expert reveals, Asia News

Hong Kong researchers have already developed a vaccine for the deadly Wuhan coronavirus - but need time to test it, according to infectious diseases expert Professor Yuen Kwok-yung. Scientists in mainland China and the United States were also separately racing to produce a vaccine for the new coronavirus, which has killed more than 100 people and infected thousands. Yuen, chair of infectious… → Read More

Checks lacking at Hong Kong borders, as officials work out virus response, Asia News

Travellers at major entry points to Hong Kong did not have to hand in health declaration forms on Monday, as officials admitted they were still working on measures to spot those coming from the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The cracks in the city's defences against the virus were visible despite Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor declaring the highest level of emergency… → Read More

Wuhan virus a step closer to full-blown epidemic, expert warns., China News

The deadly new coronavirus outbreak that started in the mainland Chinese city of Wuhan has entered the stage of transmission among families and hospitals, taking it a step closer to a full-blown community epidemic, a top Hong Kong expert warned on Tuesday. The warning came as a study by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) estimated that the virus had already spread to 20 other mainland cities from… → Read More

China coronavirus: Hong Kong to confirm first case

Passenger thought to have travelled in on high-speed rail. → Read More

Lab tests confirm HPV vaccines seized from two private medical centres in Hong Kong are fake

Laboratory tests have confirmed that vaccines for the human papillomavirus (HPV) earlier seized from two private medical centres in Hong Kong are indeed fake but with no hazardous substances. → Read More

Hong Kong police car chase ends in three burglary syndicate members crashing vehicle in river

Three members of a Hong Kong syndicate linked to a recent spate of break-ins crashed their car into a river after trying unsuccessfully to evade police on Friday.... → Read More

Red tape at Hong Kong Hospital Authority: senior health care official and another board member call for cuts

A senior Hong Kong health care official and another board member at the authority that manages the city’s public hospitals have added their voices to calls for the organisation to slash red tape.... → Read More

Hong Kong’s leader orders full review of monitoring system for mega bridge after late documents scandal

Hong Kong’s leader has ordered a thorough review of the monitoring system for the newly opened mega bridge and gave her reassurance the world’s longest sea crossing is safe after controversy surfaced over missing inspection papers.... → Read More

Health service bureaucracy has gone too far says head of Hong Kong’s oldest medical school, as he questions whether red tape is doing anything to help patients

The head of Hong Kong’s oldest medical school has said the Hospital Authority is too bureaucratic and questioned whether extra meetings truly benefit patients.... → Read More

Canada reports world’s first case of rat-to-human hepatitis E infection outside Hong Kong

Patient, a middle-aged Canadian man, had previously been to Africa → Read More

Balmy start to Year of the Pig forecast for Hong Kong but flu still a threat, doctors warn

The Year of the Pig is expected to start with warm and humid weather in Hong Kong but doctors are still urging the public to guard against flu after the rampant spread of the virus this winter.... → Read More

Hong Kong pilots’ union close to civil war after deal to end dispute with Cathay Pacific managers voted down

Hong Kong’s pilots are on the brink of civil war as rank-and-file union members seek to sack their leaders following the overwhelming rejection of an offer from Cathay Pacific managers to settle a long-standing industrial dispute.... → Read More

Hong Kong hospital support staff protest against manpower shortages in wards during flu season

Support staff at public hospitals who do orderly work such as changing diapers and washing patients staged a protest on Wednesday decrying insufficient manpower to handle the heavy workload during winter influenza season.... → Read More