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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...
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: Hong Kong’s infected elderly residents isolating alone at home feel ‘hopeless’ with little family or community support

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s infected elderly residents isolating alone at home feel ‘hopeless’ with little...

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Covid-stricken and isolated in her Hong Kong home for a fortnight, 72-year old Lau was kept awake on many nights by severe headaches,...
Coronavirus: international gym chain Fitness First shuts down all Hong Kong branches amid ‘prolonged challenges’ during pandemic

Coronavirus: international gym chain Fitness First shuts down all Hong Kong branches amid ‘prolonged...

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International gym chain Fitness First shut down all branches in Hong Kong on Wednesday amid the “prolonged challenges” brought by the coronavirus pandemic.It...
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...
Israel finds fourth vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold; Violence at pandemic protests in Germany

Israel finds fourth vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold; Violence at pandemic protests in Germany

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A fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold a week after the shot is administered, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on...
Italy bans New Year events as coronavirus cases climb to pandemic record

Italy bans New Year events as coronavirus cases climb to pandemic record

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Italy has tightened restrictions to curb surging Covid-19 infections, including banning all public New Year’s Eve celebrations, as daily infections hit a record...
Omicron spread shows China got it right on Covid-19 strategy, top disease expert says

Omicron spread shows China got it right on Covid-19 strategy, top disease expert says

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Foreign nations should realise by now that China’s so-called over the top approach in handling the pandemic was the correct one, the country’s...
Coronavirus: EU chief says it’s time to ‘think about mandatory vaccination’

Coronavirus: EU chief says it’s time to ‘think about mandatory vaccination’

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It is time for the European Union to “think about mandatory vaccination” against Covid-19, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong has not done enough to fight the next infection wave, health chief says, pointing to adoption of tracking technology

Coronavirus: Hong Kong has not done enough to fight the next infection wave, health...

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Hong Kong has not done enough to prepare for a fifth wave of Covid-19, including adopting digital contact-tracing systems to detect and prevent...
US overdose deaths hit record 100,000 in a year, driven by fentanyl use and the coronavirus pandemic

US overdose deaths hit record 100,000 in a year, driven by fentanyl use and...

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An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the Covid-19...
Coronavirus: Philippines cases hit 11-month low; New Zealand’s Auckland to reopen

Coronavirus: Philippines cases hit 11-month low; New Zealand’s Auckland to reopen

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The Philippines reported an 11-month daily low in Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, even as authorities scrapped the mandatory use of face shields.The Department...
What’s ‘Striketober’ and why are American workers fed up?

What’s ‘Striketober’ and why are American workers fed up?

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Exhausted after working long hours during the coronavirus pandemic and resentful that their bosses are not sharing sometimes huge profits, tens of thousands...
New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid coronavirus pandemic

New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid coronavirus pandemic

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A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care.New York’s notorious...
Phishing emails, love scams among surging Hong Kong cybercrimes with more online users amid Covid-19 pandemic

Phishing emails, love scams among surging Hong Kong cybercrimes with more online users amid...

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Cybercrimes in Hong Kong surged in the first half of this year, as the Covid-19 pandemic kept people online and vulnerable to scammers.There...
Coronavirus: Nanjing cluster jumps to highest daily infections in China

Coronavirus: Nanjing cluster jumps to highest daily infections in China

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The number of Covid-19 cases in Nanjing in Jiangsu province has rapidly jumped over the past week, with daily infections reaching the highest...
Tycoon Sun Dawu’s lawyers say early testimony gathered by police invalid

Tycoon Sun Dawu’s lawyers say early testimony gathered by police invalid

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Defence lawyers for high-profile Chinese businessman Sun Dawu and his co-defendants have argued that the majority of the testimony collected by police is...
Coronavirus: Dongguan is the latest city in China's Guangdong province to be hit by Covid-19

Coronavirus: Dongguan is the latest city in China’s Guangdong province to be hit by...

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The major manufacturing hub of Dongguan in China’s most populous province of Guangdong launched mass testing on Monday for the coronavirus and cordoned...
‘Wellness companion’ app Clara is helping Hong Kong employees get the mental health support they need during Covid-19 pandemic

‘Wellness companion’ app Clara is helping Hong Kong employees get the mental health support...

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Adrian Wong, a communications and engagement specialist, noticed signs of depression after using a “wellness companion” app for half a year to keep...