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Singapore’s Pink Dot gay pride rally returns, as MP from ruling party attends for first time – and in a pink T-shirt

Singapore’s Pink Dot gay pride rally returns, as MP from ruling party attends for...

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After two years of Covid postponements, LGBT event returns, with excitement that archaic colonial-era Section 377A Penal Code law criminalising sex between men...
Coronavirus: Shanghai’s community infections return a day after formal lockdown exit, sending some areas back into quarantine

Coronavirus: Shanghai’s community infections return a day after formal lockdown exit, sending some areas...

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The return of community infections in Shanghai underscores the challenges of completely blocking out the Omicron variant in one of the most congested...
Coronavirus: Japan test tour by 4 Thai people cancelled after Covid infection

Coronavirus: Japan test tour by 4 Thai people cancelled after Covid infection

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The traveller’s infection was confirmed on Monday – three other close contacts have all tested negative – the small-scale test tour was part...
Malaysia’s economy expands 5 per cent in Q1 after reopening spurs activity

Malaysia’s economy expands 5 per cent in Q1 after reopening spurs activity

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Malaysia’s central bank said it factored in the Russia-Ukraine war in its projections, and growth in 2022 would be supported by continued expansion...
Coronavirus: Women more likely than men to gain weight during pandemic, study finds

Coronavirus: Women more likely than men to gain weight during pandemic, study finds

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Research also found that both sexes under the age of 45 were more likely to put on the pounds than those in other...
Coronavirus: from spas and gyms to cinemas and restaurants, Hong Kong residents are raring to go with Covid-19 curbs finally easing

Coronavirus: from spas and gyms to cinemas and restaurants, Hong Kong residents are raring...

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Bookings at premises from beauty parlours to restaurants and cinemas surge, as stringent coronavirus restrictions relaxed from April 21.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong expert warns of significant rise in post-Covid inflammatory syndrome in children, calls for parents to get young ones vaccinated ahead of in-person classes

Coronavirus: Hong Kong expert warns of significant rise in post-Covid inflammatory syndrome in children,...

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Leading paediatrician urges parents to get their children vaccinated ahead of a resumption of in-person classes.
Coronavirus: family members’ objections pose roadblock for home vaccination service, up to 20 per cent of bookings cancelled last minute

Coronavirus: family members’ objections pose roadblock for home vaccination service, up to 20 per...

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The objections of family members have stymied efforts in a Covid-19 vaccination outreach service for Hong Kong’s elderly, with up to 20 per...
Shanghai turns exhibition halls into temporary hospitals, quarantine centres as Covid-19 infections threaten to overwhelm city

Shanghai turns exhibition halls into temporary hospitals, quarantine centres as Covid-19 infections threaten to...

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Shanghai, which is in the midst of a severe Covid-19 outbreak, is turning the city’s massive exhibition halls into temporary hospitals and quarantine...
Covid-19 sick leave, allowances and more: Hong Kong firms must show they value employees’ sacrifices

Covid-19 sick leave, allowances and more: Hong Kong firms must show they value employees’...

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To grant sick leave or not? Many employers are wrestling with that question during the fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and its...
Bali opens up for travellers; Malaysia scraps curbs for Thailand and Cambodia arrivals

Bali opens up for travellers; Malaysia scraps curbs for Thailand and Cambodia arrivals

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Indonesia will allow quarantine-free entry for foreigners travelling to Bali from March 7, bringing the plan forward by a week, officials said on...
Coronavirus: Chinese CDC researchers call for extra testing of overseas arrivals during quarantine

Coronavirus: Chinese CDC researchers call for extra testing of overseas arrivals during quarantine

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A study of imported Covid-19 cases in China has found that 5 per cent of people tested positive after they completed 14 days...
Hong Kong Legco president Andrew Leung to work from home after driver tests preliminary-positive for Covid-19, in latest infection scare among political elite

Hong Kong Legco president Andrew Leung to work from home after driver tests preliminary-positive...

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Hong Kong’s Legislative Council president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen will work from home after his chauffeur tested preliminary-positive for Covid-19.The Legco secretariat said on...
Coronavirus Hong Kong: patients forced to wait outside public hospitals ‘must be moved indoors’; city expecting 3,600 new cases

Coronavirus Hong Kong: patients forced to wait outside public hospitals ‘must be moved indoors’;...

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Covid-19 patients forced to spend hours outside in the cold while waiting for admission to already packed public hospitals should be moved indoors...
Europe heads towards new normal as final coronavirus curbs unwind

Europe heads towards new normal as final coronavirus curbs unwind

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Europe looks to be gradually leaving the pandemic behind, with Germany becoming the latest in the region to unwind restrictions that have disrupted...
How Hong Kong inflation data obscures the insight needed to help poorer families

How Hong Kong inflation data obscures the insight needed to help poorer families

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As if worries about Omicron were not enough, recent weeks have seen alarm bells ringing over inflation. Disruption of fresh vegetable supplies, as...
China, WHO seek ‘stronger collaboration’ on Covid-19 origins probe

China, WHO seek ‘stronger collaboration’ on Covid-19 origins probe

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China and the World Health Organization have discussed the need for “stronger collaboration” on tracing the origins of Covid-19, amid tensions over the...
Coronavirus: Australia to allow foreign travellers with rapid antigen test

Coronavirus: Australia to allow foreign travellers with rapid antigen test

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Australia will allow international air travellers to enter the country if they provide results from a rapid antigen test (RAT) taken within 24...
9 seconds apart: how Omicron could have spread from 2 people to a Hong Kong kindergarten teacher in a tunnel

9 seconds apart: how Omicron could have spread from 2 people to a Hong...

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It could take just a brief encounter in an MTR station for the Omicron variant to transmit from one person to another, Hong...
China coronavirus: woman on blind date trapped after man’s home placed under Covid-19 lockdown

China coronavirus: woman on blind date trapped after man’s home placed under Covid-19 lockdown

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A woman in China has become an internet celebrity after getting trapped in the house of a man she was on a blind...