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Sinovac Hong Kong executive says trials for Omicron jab may start this month, global distribution in May

Sinovac Hong Kong executive says trials for Omicron jab may start this month, global...

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Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech has revealed that it plans to begin clinical trials for a jab to treat the highly transmissible Omicron...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong will consider vaccine passports if necessary, but city has ‘not hit that stage yet’, Carrie Lam says

Coronavirus: Hong Kong will consider vaccine passports if necessary, but city has ‘not hit...

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A vaccine passport that would bar unjabbed residents from numerous Hong Kong venues will remain in the government’s toolkit should its Covid-19 inoculation...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong civil servants could soon face stepped-up testing, vaccine booster shot incentives

Coronavirus: Hong Kong civil servants could soon face stepped-up testing, vaccine booster shot incentives

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Hong Kong’s unvaccinated civil servants could soon face weekly Covid-19 testing, while their inoculated colleagues may be offered incentives to take a booster...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents told to evacuate over variant strain call for home quarantine in petitions signed by over 3,000

Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents told to evacuate over variant strain call for home quarantine...

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More than 3,000 people have signed petitions urging the Hong Kong government to allow residents of two housing blocks where a mutated coronavirus...
Punishing coronavirus testing lab for failures a balancing act amid Hong Kong’s pandemic battle: Carrie Lam

Punishing coronavirus testing lab for failures a balancing act amid Hong Kong’s pandemic battle:...

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Hong Kong’s decision to suspend some but not all of the services provided by a coronavirus testing lab whose false-positive results led to...
Coronavirus: plan for Covid-19 booster shots confirmed by Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock

Coronavirus: plan for Covid-19 booster shots confirmed by Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock

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British people are to receive booster shots to extend the effectiveness of their vaccines against Covid-19, the UK’s health secretary said on Monday.Health...
Coronavirus: defects in Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine packaging also found elsewhere in small numbers, Hong Kong experts say

Coronavirus: defects in Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine packaging also found elsewhere in small numbers, Hong Kong...

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The level of defects in the BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Hong Kong is not particularly high, according to local experts, who point out...
Coronavirus: Scientists differ over causes and severity of BioNTech vaccine bottle defects as fears mount Hong Kong’s herd immunity will be tougher to achieve

Coronavirus: Scientists differ over causes and severity of BioNTech vaccine bottle defects as fears...

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The question of how exactly defective packaging could compromise vaccines became a talking point among the scientific community on Wednesday after the Hong...
Asia once led the coronavirus battle. Why is it behind on vaccines?

Asia once led the coronavirus battle. Why is it behind on vaccines?

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In Israel, where well over half the country’s 9 million residents have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, citizens are spilling...
BioNTech vaccine should be effective in protecting against certain Covid-19 strains, medical experts in Hong Kong say

BioNTech vaccine should be effective in protecting against certain Covid-19 strains, medical experts in...

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The German-made BioNTech vaccine should be effective in protecting people from the coronavirus variants found in Britain and Brazil although less protective against...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s next batch of Sinovac jabs to arrive within the month; fewer than 10 new cases expected

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s next batch of Sinovac jabs to arrive within the month; fewer...

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Hong Kong’s second batch of Sinovac vaccine will arrive within the month, the city’s health minister has said, while allaying concerns following a...
Coronavirus: Egypt launches programme using China’s Sinopharm vaccine

Coronavirus: Egypt launches programme using China’s Sinopharm vaccine

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Egypt on Sunday launched a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, with the first shots of Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm’s vaccine given to...