Tag: Hong Kong

Hong Kong bars non-residents, limits alcohol over virus

Hong Kong will ban all non-residents from entering the financial hub from midnight on Tuesday evening in a bid to halt the coronavirus, its leader said Monday, as she ordered restaurants and bars to stop serving alcohol. Despite its proximity to the Chinese mainland, the...

Ho Ching calls Hong Kong people ‘idiots’ and for good reason

Singapore – The Prime Minister's wife just called the people in Hong Kong "idiots" and for a good reason after sharing news of the city's increasing number of used face masks being discarded in the wrong places. On Saturday (Mar 14), CEO of Temasek Holdings,...

Covid-19 outbreak will not end this year, says top HK microbiologist

Hong Kong -- A top microbiologist in the territory says the spread of Covid-19, a novel coronavirus that has infected nearly 110,000 people around the world and killed more than 3,800, will not end this year. He also said that containment will not be able...

Lower inequality before raising GST

The planned increase in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from seven to nine percent will not take place in 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 infection, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on February 18. But on February 28, he said GST...

The unusual case of a HK dog that has tested “weak positive” for Covid-19

Hong Kong — With the Covid-19 outbreak sweeping across the globe, animal lovers and pet owners everywhere are relieved that the disease does not affect animals. Or does it? A dog in Hong Kong tested "weak positive" with the coronavirus just last week. A statement...

Hong Kong’s leaders donation to charities in the wake of Covid-19’s economic fallout was not to mimic Singapore leaders

Singapore—After Paul Chan, the Finance Minister of Hong Kong, said on Friday (February 28) that the donation of the city’s top officials' salaries to charities in the wake of the economic fallout from the Covid-19 outbreak is not to copy what the leaders of...

SCMP writer tells Chan Chun Sing, “Carrie Lam’s pride came before her fall”

Singapore — Much has already been written about the leaked audio recording of Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing’s speech at a recent closed-door meeting with the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI), with camps divided between lauding him for his...

Mission impossible for disabled Hong Kongers hunting face masks

by Su Xinqi Hong Kong's disabled residents and their carers say they feel increasingly trapped in their apartments and abandoned by authorities as the coronavirus-struck city is engulfed with panic-buying and face mask shortages. For the last fortnight, queues have sprung up across the densely-packed business...

Video of HK supermarket shelves after buying frenzy the previous weekend

Hong Kong – The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak spurred a shopping frenzy in Hong Kong at around the same time it took place in Singapore. And toilet paper was also a hot item. Mr Paul Marriott, a secondary school teacher who has lived in Hong Kong...

Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying Hong Kong

A gang of knife-wielding men jumped a delivery driver in Hong Kong and stole hundreds of toilet rolls, police said Monday, in a city wracked by shortages caused by coronavirus panic-buying. Toilet rolls have become hot property in the densely packed business hub, despite government...