Healthcare

HK allows home quarantine for carriers of 3 Omicron sub-variants

However, patients can only opt for home isolation if they fulfill relevant requirements.   Patients carrying Omicron sub-variants BA.2.12.1, BA.4...

HK allows home quarantine for carriers of 3 Omicron sub-variants

However, patients can only opt for home isolation if they fulfill relevant requirements.   Patients carrying Omicron sub-variants BA.2.12.1, BA.4...

HK requires tracking bracelets for home quarantined individuals

Quarantined residents will have to wear the bracelets starting 15 July.

HKSTP, global pharmaceutical firm launch programme to speed up R&D in immunology

Qualified startups can apply to access extensive biotech funding.

Stop the party! Gov’t prolongs social distancing rules until 13 July

Negative tests are required from customers of bars, pubs, clubs, and nightclubs.

Anti-narcotics committee seeks to weed out ‘wide availability’ of CBD

It backs the proposal to control cannabidiol under the anti-drug ordinance.

Gov’t gears up for possible monkeypox outbreak

So far, the market has zero monkeypox cases.

Premature to say if HK is facing a sixth wave: Lam

The city has been seeing an increase in positive cases since the beginning of June.

University of Hong Kong, Sinopharm launch trial of Omicron-targeting vaccine

A total of 1,800 adult volunteers will be needed for the trial. 

HK mulls further easing of COVID restrictions in May

The easing is part of the three-stage relaxation that CE Lam announced in March.

Fifth wave has outgrown HK’s capacity, but no lockdown for the city: Lam

The government will enhance capacity in various parts of its anti-epidemic effort instead.

Moderna announces Hong Kong expansion

Its new subsidiary will provide a local presence for improved logistics.

Social distancing measures to see 14-day extension

The period covered will be from 21 January to 20 February.

'Vaccine measures won't be lifted anytime soon': Carrie Lam

Areas of concern include the quarantine hotel and pet shop clusters.

HSBC Life opens online application for insurance plan

Eligible customers who will apply online can get a 20% first-year premium discount.

Quarantine period for local close contacts shortened to 14 days

Following this will be a week of self-monitoring and a virus test on the 19th day. 

What are the social distancing measures in effect in the next 2 weeks?

The government tightened the social measures due to rising coronavirus cases.