Government Covid Advisors Propose Easing Restrictions, The Secretary For Health Responded

Two of Hong Kong’s government Covid-19 advisors recommend that the city drop its mandatory hotel quarantine requirement for international travelers and stop social distancing restrictions imposed during the Omicron-fuelled fifth wave of the pandemic in the city. They also advise the authorities to reopen international borders and end daily antigen testing for schools. The recommendations … Read more

Hong Kong schools should remove books that endanger national security, education secretary says

Hong Kong’s education secretary has brushed aside concerns over self-censorship at schools while maintaining that it was their duty to ensure they did not have any titles that might endanger national security. Kevin Yeung’s remarks came after local media reported on Monday that hundreds of books which touched on topics such as the 2019 protests … Read more

‘Help to end this war’: US Treasury Secretary warns China over its stance on Russia

Washington and its allies in Europe and elsewhere have responded with fury to Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, sanctioning Russia’s financial system, aviation sector and other major parts of its economy in a thus-far fruitless effort to get President Vladimir Putin to back down. “China has recently affirmed a special relationship with Russia. I fervently hope … Read more

Covid-Positive Students To Take Their HKDSE Exams At Penny’s Bay, Secretary For Education Says

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung announced on Monday that students preparing to take the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education (HKDSE) exams who test positive for Covid-19 (or who are close contacts of patients) will be required to sit the exams at special venues set up in Penny’s Bay isolation facility. During the press conference, … Read more