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COVID-19 PATTERNS COULD GUIDE ANTI-PANDEMIC STRATEGIESCOVID-19 PATTERNS COULD GUIDE ANTI-PANDEMIC STRATEGIES

COVID-19 PATTERNS COULD GUIDE ANTI-PANDEMIC STRATEGIES(Oct 20, 2020)
Males are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than females in Hong Kong! According to the findings of a research by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, there were also significant differences in the nature of...
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FRANCE & RUSSIA ADDED TO HK’S HIGH-RISK LISTFRANCE & RUSSIA ADDED TO HK’S HIGH-RISK LIST

FRANCE & RUSSIA ADDED TO HK’S HIGH-RISK LIST(Oct 19, 2020)
France and Russia are the latest countries added to Hong Kong’s list of very high-risk places, effective Oct 26. This will increase the number of high-risk countries to a total of 13...
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METALLODRUGS COULD HOLD KEY TO COMBATING COVIDMETALLODRUGS COULD HOLD KEY TO COMBATING COVID

METALLODRUGS COULD HOLD KEY TO COMBATING COVID(Oct 16, 2020)
New research has found drugs that contain certain metal compounds (known as metallodrugs) could be effective against COVID-19. Scientists at The University of Hong Kong found that a drug which contains the metal Bismuth and is used to treat stomach ulcers...
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BREAKING NEWS: HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE RECONNECTING!BREAKING NEWS: HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE RECONNECTING!

BREAKING NEWS: HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE RECONNECTING!(Oct 15, 2020)
Hong Kong has reached an international air travel milestone with the signing of an agreement to open its first air travel bubble (ATB) with Singapore...
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DUAL FLU-COVID-19 NASAL SPRAY VACCINE TRIALS IN HK(Oct 14, 2020)
Clinical trials on an experimental dual vaccine for both influenza and COVID-19 will start in Hong Kong next month. The flu-based vaccine, in the form of a nasal spray, will involve about 100 adult volunteers...
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NEW HYGIENE PROTOCOL TO BOOST TRAVEL CONFIDENCE IN HKNEW HYGIENE PROTOCOL TO BOOST TRAVEL CONFIDENCE IN HK

NEW HYGIENE PROTOCOL TO BOOST TRAVEL CONFIDENCE IN HK(Oct 12, 2020)
Health and safety will be a priority for tourists once the pandemic subsides. Visitors to Hong Kong will be able to easily identify tourism-related businesses and outlets that comply with hygiene and...
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NEW SAFER TRAVEL SYSTEM TRIALS TAKE OFF IN HKNEW SAFER TRAVEL SYSTEM TRIALS TAKE OFF IN HK

NEW SAFER TRAVEL SYSTEM TRIALS TAKE OFF IN HK(Oct 8, 2020)
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways is launching tests on CommonPass, a novel digital health pass that aims to safely reboot cross-border travel amid the pandemic. The system, which is...
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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE HELPS COVID-19 DEFENCESTRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE HELPS COVID-19 DEFENCES

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE HELPS COVID-19 DEFENCES(Sep 28, 2020)
Hong Kong has launched a TCM rehabilitation programme for discharged COVID-19 patients since April. The city has been a thriving centre for investment, development, and research of historic practice...
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CURE FOR FAULTY COVID-19 TESTSCURE FOR FAULTY COVID-19 TESTS

CURE FOR FAULTY COVID-19 TESTS(Sep 25, 2020)
A new viral RNA extraction kit developed by a Hong Kong biotech startup can reduce false negative readings in COVID-19 testing by 30% (note) compared with conventional methods. Watch PHASE Scientific...
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UK TO BE ADDED TO HK'S HIGH-RISK TRAVEL ORIGIN LISTUK TO BE ADDED TO HK'S HIGH-RISK TRAVEL ORIGIN LIST

UK TO BE ADDED TO HK'S HIGH-RISK TRAVEL ORIGIN LIST(Sep 24, 2020)
Hong Kong will place the United Kingdom on its designated high-risk travel origin list, in response to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the UK, with effect from Oct 1....
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FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC WHILE KEEPING BUSINESS SHIPSHAPEFIGHTING THE PANDEMIC WHILE KEEPING BUSINESS SHIPSHAPE

FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC WHILE KEEPING BUSINESS SHIPSHAPE(Sep 22, 2020)
Find out how science and business innovation are helping to overcome the pandemic. Prof. Benjamin Cowling from the University of Hong Kong tells CNBC about Hong Kong's three-pronged approach to...
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HK WRAPS UP MASS COVID-19 TESTING PROGRAMMEHK WRAPS UP MASS COVID-19 TESTING PROGRAMME

HK WRAPS UP MASS COVID-19 TESTING PROGRAMME(Sep 17, 2020)
Nearly 1.8 million people joined the two-week Universal Community Testing Programme which concluded on Sep 14. The tests found 42 patients, who have been sent for treatment. Launched in response to...
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HK RESEARCHERS DISCOVER COVID-19 LINK TO GUT INFECTIONHK RESEARCHERS DISCOVER COVID-19 LINK TO GUT INFECTION

HK RESEARCHERS DISCOVER COVID-19 LINK TO GUT INFECTION(Sep 14, 2020)
Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have found that COVID-19 patients suffer from active and prolonged viral gut infection, even after their respiratory symptoms have cleared and don’t display...
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HK RESEARCHERS FIND LIVER DAMAGE LINK TO COVID-19HK RESEARCHERS FIND LIVER DAMAGE LINK TO COVID-19

HK RESEARCHERS FIND LIVER DAMAGE LINK TO COVID-19(Sep 10, 2020)
Scientists at the The Chinese University of Hong Kong have found that about 20% of COVID-19 patients suffer liver damage and that they experience higher adverse outcomes than other patients due to this...
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HK RESEARCHERS FIND HIGHRISE PLUMBING LINK IN COVID-19 SPREADHK RESEARCHERS FIND HIGHRISE PLUMBING LINK IN COVID-19 SPREAD

HK RESEARCHERS FIND HIGHRISE PLUMBING LINK IN COVID-19 SPREAD(Sep 9, 2020)
University of Hong Kong researchers have found that the vertical spread of virus-laden aerosols through the connected plumbing of housing units in a high-rise may have caused the community...
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HK’S COVID-19 E-HEALTH PLATFORM PROTECTS MEDICAL STAFFHK’S COVID-19 E-HEALTH PLATFORM PROTECTS MEDICAL STAFF

HK’S COVID-19 E-HEALTH PLATFORM PROTECTS MEDICAL STAFF(Sep 8, 2020)
Hong Kong has developed an e-health platform that enables COVID-19 patients to self-monitor and transmit vital signs to health monitors through a mobile app. The platform is being used in the treatment...
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HK BATTLES GLOBAL PANDEMIC WITH LOCAL R&DHK BATTLES GLOBAL PANDEMIC WITH LOCAL R&D

HK BATTLES GLOBAL PANDEMIC WITH LOCAL R&D(Sep 8, 2020)
Find out how innovations by Hong Kong’s world-class R&D institutes and companies are helping to fight the third wave of COVID-19 with a range of innovations, such as virus-killing disinfectant spray...
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HK TECH FOR THE 'NEW NORMAL' WORLDHK TECH FOR THE 'NEW NORMAL' WORLD

HK TECH FOR THE 'NEW NORMAL' WORLD(Sep 3, 2020)
Looking forward to a return to life as we knew it before the pandemic? Here's a look at how home-grown tech, from robot cleaners to 3D printed face shields and rapid testing, is helping Hong Kong to tackle...
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A LOWDOWN ON FLYING INTO HKA LOWDOWN ON FLYING INTO HK

A LOWDOWN ON FLYING INTO HK(Sep 2, 2020)
Watch this all-you-need-know video on arriving at Hong Kong International Airport.
Before boarding...
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HOW HK REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESS DURING COVID-19HOW HK REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESS DURING COVID-19

HOW HK REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESS DURING COVID-19(Sep 2, 2020)
While the pandemic has severely dented Hong Kong's economy, many business and cultural activities have managed to keep going ... and some have even thrived. Find out how start-ups, event organisers...
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HK HELPS BANK CUSTOMERS RIDE OUT THE PANDEMICHK HELPS BANK CUSTOMERS RIDE OUT THE PANDEMIC

HK HELPS BANK CUSTOMERS RIDE OUT THE PANDEMIC(Aug 31, 2020)
Find out how the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and over 100 banks are helping corporate and individual customers ride out the challenges brought on by COVID-19, with relief measures amounting to...
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HKU CONFIRMS FIRST COVID-19 REINFECTION CASEHKU CONFIRMS FIRST COVID-19 REINFECTION CASE

HKU CONFIRMS FIRST COVID-19 REINFECTION CASE(Aug 25, 2020)
In what’s described as the most convincing evidence yet of COVID-19 reinfection, tests by scientists from the University of Hong Kong have confirmed that a Hong Kong man contracted the virus for a second...
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HK RESEARCH FINDS ANTI-VIRAL CHEMICALHK RESEARCH FINDS ANTI-VIRAL CHEMICAL

HK RESEARCH FINDS ANTI-VIRAL CHEMICAL(Aug 24, 2020)
A University of Hong Kong expert team has discovered that a small-molecule compound called ACA (anthranilic acid) can prevent a virus from transporting viral protein. The breakthrough could help to fight...
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HK RESEARCHERS REVEAL DRUG DISCOVERY BREAKTHROUGHHK RESEARCHERS REVEAL DRUG DISCOVERY BREAKTHROUGH

HK RESEARCHERS REVEAL DRUG DISCOVERY BREAKTHROUGH(Aug 21, 2020)
Drawing on the latest gene-editing technology, a team led by scientists at the City University of Hong Kong has developed a new method to rapidly detect and target non-coding RNA (ribonucleic acid)...
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HK JOINS INTERNATIONAL UNITED EFFORTS TO DEVELOP HIGH-TECH COVID-19 SOLUTIONSHK JOINS INTERNATIONAL UNITED EFFORTS TO DEVELOP HIGH-TECH COVID-19 SOLUTIONS

HK JOINS INTERNATIONAL UNITED EFFORTS TO DEVELOP HIGH-TECH COVID-19 SOLUTIONS(Aug 20, 2020)
City University of Hong Kong (CityU) researchers have joined an International Task Force to explore viable options for deploying mobile health (mHealth) technologies to fight COVID-19...
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NEW COVID-19 TESTING CENTRE AT HKIANEW COVID-19 TESTING CENTRE AT HKIA

NEW COVID-19 TESTING CENTRE AT HKIA(Aug 18, 2020)
Starting today (Aug 18) passengers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport must go to the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) in the restricted area of the airport for COVID-19 testing...
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GETTING PREPARED: MOBILE FIELD HOSPITALSGETTING PREPARED: MOBILE FIELD HOSPITALS

GETTING PREPARED: MOBILE FIELD HOSPITALS(Aug 17, 2020)
Amid the third wave of COVID-19 infections, Hong Kong has geared up its treatment capabilities by setting up makeshift treatment areas and temporary hospitals. The community treatment facilities were...
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HK TO ROLL OUT CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTINGHK TO ROLL OUT CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTING

HK TO ROLL OUT CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTING(Aug 13, 2020)
Starting later this month, Hong Kong will implement wide-ranging virus testing measures to combat the pandemic. They include a voluntary community testing scheme, free tests at hospitals and private clinics...
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BALLOON LABS HELP RAMP UP VIRUS TESTING IN HKBALLOON LABS HELP RAMP UP VIRUS TESTING IN HK

BALLOON LABS HELP RAMP UP VIRUS TESTING IN HK(Aug 12, 2020)
Hong Kong is preparing to launch citywide COVID-19 testing within the next few weeks. A cluster of air-inflated, temporary labs attaining Biosafety Level 2 standards has been set up at a sports complex...
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HK EXTENDS DISTANCING MEASURESHK EXTENDS DISTANCING MEASURES

HK EXTENDS DISTANCING MEASURES(Aug 11, 2020)
Hong Kong recorded 33 COVID-19 cases today (Aug 11), the lowest number in more than three weeks. As the city continues to battle a third wave of the pandemic, the SAR Government has extended...
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HK MOBILE HOSPITAL UP AND RUNNINGHK MOBILE HOSPITAL UP AND RUNNING

HK MOBILE HOSPITAL UP AND RUNNING(Aug 10, 2020)
Take a look inside Hong Kong’s temporary Community Treatment Facility (CTF), which opened on Aug 1 at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) near the airport to treat patients with mild symptoms of COVID-19...
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4 MUST-HAVES FOR HK-BOUND TRAVELLERS4 MUST-HAVES FOR HK-BOUND TRAVELLERS

4 MUST-HAVES FOR HK-BOUND TRAVELLERS(Aug 7, 2020)
The original COVID-19 test report, bearing the name and ID card (or passport) number of the relevant traveller, must be presented by Hong Kong residents before they board flights to the city from nine...
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MUST-DO FOR HK-BOUND TRAVELLERSMUST-DO FOR HK-BOUND TRAVELLERS

MUST-DO FOR HK-BOUND TRAVELLERS(Aug 6, 2020)
Hong Kong residents returning to the city from specified high-risk areas need to, before boarding their flights, present an officially approved letter confirming a negative result from a COVID-19 test conducted...
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NEW COVID-19 VACCINE SHOWS PROMISENEW COVID-19 VACCINE SHOWS PROMISE

NEW COVID-19 VACCINE SHOWS PROMISE(Aug 5, 2020)
As researchers around the world race to find a COVID-19 vaccine, Hong Kong Polytechnic University has teamed up with counterparts in Macao and Mainland China to produce a “recombinant RBD protein...
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HK OPENS MAKE-SHIFT COVID-19 TREATMENT FACILITYHK OPENS MAKE-SHIFT COVID-19 TREATMENT FACILITY

HK OPENS MAKE-SHIFT COVID-19 TREATMENT FACILITY(Aug 4, 2020)
The AsiaWorld-Expo, near Hong Kong International Airport, is used to hosting some of the biggest exhibitions and mega-star performers. Now, in a matter of a few days, the venue has been converted into...
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STAY SAFE WITH TOUCHLESS LIFT PANELSSTAY SAFE WITH TOUCHLESS LIFT PANELS

STAY SAFE WITH TOUCHLESS LIFT PANELS(Aug 4, 2020)
To touch or not to touch? We’ve tried to avoid physical contact with surfaces during the pandemic, using tissues, pen tips, and even knuckles or elbows in order to keep our hands clean. This innovation...
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HK TIGHTENS DISTANCING MEASURESHK TIGHTENS DISTANCING MEASURES

HK TIGHTENS DISTANCING MEASURES(Jul 28, 2020)
To curb a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases, Hong Kong has strengthened social distancing rules. Effective from tomorrow (Jul 29), people must wear face masks in public areas (indoors and outdoors), public...
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HK BOOSTS COVID-19 QUARANTINE FACILITIESHK BOOSTS COVID-19 QUARANTINE FACILITIES

HK BOOSTS COVID-19 QUARANTINE FACILITIES(Jul 27, 2020)
As Hong Kong battles to control a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases, the city is expanding quarantine facilities, including providing an additional 3,500 units at Penny's Bay on Lantau island. For Hong Kong...
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HK EXPANDS LIST OF COVID-19 HIGH-RISK PLACESHK EXPANDS LIST OF COVID-19 HIGH-RISK PLACES

HK EXPANDS LIST OF COVID-19 HIGH-RISK PLACES(Jul 23, 2020)
Kazakhstan and the United States have been added to the list of specified “High-Risk Places”, from where residents coming to Hong Kong, prior to boarding their flight, will have to show proof of negative...
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NEW COVID-19 MEASURES FOR ARRIVALS TO HKNEW COVID-19 MEASURES FOR ARRIVALS TO HK

NEW COVID-19 MEASURES FOR ARRIVALS TO HK(Jul 20, 2020)
Amid a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Hong Kong is set to impose new rules for arrivals from high-risk areas. From July 25, people arriving from designated countries (i.e. Bangladesh, India, Indonesia...
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HOW HK HIGH TECH COLLABORATION COMBATS COVID-19HOW HK HIGH TECH COLLABORATION COMBATS COVID-19

HOW HK HIGH TECH COLLABORATION COMBATS COVID-19(Jul 17, 2020)
Hong Kong has pooled its experience in manufacturing, technology and healthcare to tackle the pandemic with some trendsetting results. "Clean room" for producing quality face masks set up in just four...
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NEW TIGHTENED COVID-19 MEASURE FOR ARRIVALS TO HKNEW TIGHTENED COVID-19 MEASURE FOR ARRIVALS TO HK

NEW TIGHTENED COVID-19 MEASURE FOR ARRIVALS TO HK(Jul 14, 2020)
People arriving in Hong Kong from places at high-risk of COVID-19 are required to provide a negative test result before arriving in the city. The new measure, effective from 0.00am on July 15, is in response to a...
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PLATFORM BOOSTS QUEST FOR COVID-19 VACCINEPLATFORM BOOSTS QUEST FOR COVID-19 VACCINE

PLATFORM BOOSTS QUEST FOR COVID-19 VACCINE(Jul 9, 2020)
As virologists around the world race to develop an effective vaccine against COVID-19, scientists at the The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - HKUST have set up a first-of-its-kind...
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THE HEALING POWER OF ARTTHE HEALING POWER OF ART

THE HEALING POWER OF ART(Jul 3, 2020)
Hong Kong’s art scene is taking on a "new normal" with the launch of ART Power HK in March, which has been extended due to popular demand. Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong...
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CNBC
 

HK: 5 FACTORS TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS(Jul 2, 2020)
How did Hong Kong, a densely populated and internationally connected city, manage to tackle the pandemic more effectively than many other places? CNBC discovers 5 factors that helped Hong Kong beat...
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NEW AI-ENABLED RAPID VIRUS TESTNEW AI-ENABLED RAPID VIRUS TEST

NEW AI-ENABLED RAPID VIRUS TEST(Jun 29, 2020)
Just 20 seconds ... that's all the time it takes for a new AI system to diagnose and predict the severity of COVID-19 in patients. Jointly developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Macau...
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TOURISM’S NEW NORMALTOURISM’S NEW NORMAL

TOURISM’S NEW NORMAL(Jun 26, 2020)
What will the post-pandemic tourism industry look like? If you missed the first Global Online Forum, presented by the Hong Kong Tourism Board on June 24, you can revisit the webinar to hear from seven...
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HK DISNEYLAND REOPENSHK DISNEYLAND REOPENS

HK DISNEYLAND REOPENS(Jun 23, 2020)
It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for people during the COVID-19 pandemic: now Hongkongers can look forward to rollercoasters of a more enjoyable kind following the reopening of HK Disneyland...
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REDISCOVER HK WITH INSIDERS' TIPSREDISCOVER HK WITH INSIDERS' TIPS

REDISCOVER HK WITH INSIDERS' TIPS(Jun 19, 2020)
While travel or sightseeing plans have to postpone due to the pandemic, for the time being, let's get a Hong Kong Insider's Guide on 6 spots to marvel at the iconic Victoria Harbour , 6 Hipster hangouts easily accessible by ‘ding ding’ (tram)...
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HK TECH FIRM PLAYS ROLE IN EPL RESTARTHK TECH FIRM PLAYS ROLE IN EPL RESTART

HK TECH FIRM PLAYS ROLE IN EPL RESTART(Jun 19, 2020)
If you are enjoying the return of English Premier League (EPL) soccer action this week, raise a cheer for Hong Kong biotech firm Prenetics, which teamed up with the EPL to supply and oversee COVID-19...
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NGONG PING 360 BACK IN ACTIONNGONG PING 360 BACK IN ACTION

NGONG PING 360 BACK IN ACTION(Jun 19, 2020)
What is the best vantage point to see the 34-metre Big Buddha in Lantau, Hong Kong? Definitely Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, which CNN has rated as one of the 10 world's most amazing cable cars...
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HK TO RELAX SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURESHK TO RELAX SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES

HK TO RELAX SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES(Jun 18, 2020)
As the pandemic subsides in Hong Kong, the city is set to further relax various social distancing measures for two weeks from tomorrow (June 19). The limit on group gatherings will be increased from eight to 50...
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HONG KONG'S OCEAN PARK RE-OPENSHONG KONG'S OCEAN PARK RE-OPENS

HONG KONG'S OCEAN PARK RE-OPENS(Jun 17, 2020)
With COVID-19 easing in Hong Kong, people are looking forward to some family fun with the re-opening of the city’s two major theme parks, Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland – another sign that life...
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HANDY FEVER DETECTOR FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTHANDY FEVER DETECTOR FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT

HANDY FEVER DETECTOR FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT(Jun 17, 2020)
See how this new fever detection system installed in minibuses and other public transport helps combat COVID-19. It uses an infrared camera and built-in face recognition technology to identify fever...
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POLYU – UNITED FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19POLYU – UNITED FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

POLYU – UNITED FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19(Jun 11, 2020)
Hong Kong PolyU is among the local universities that are contributing their extensive expertise, resources and networks to the united battle against COVID-19. See how various sectors of society are...
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HK IN FAST LANE FOR REOPENING(Jun 9, 2020)
As countries and regions around the world race to overcome the pandemic and reopen their economies, analysis by Canada-based online publisher Visual Capitalist rates Hong Kong in the “high...
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HK EXTENDS ANTI-PANDEMIC MEASURESHK EXTENDS ANTI-PANDEMIC MEASURES

HK EXTENDS ANTI-PANDEMIC MEASURES(Jun 3, 2020)
The Hong Kong SAR Government has extended measures to contain the spread COVID-19, as the situation remains volatile. Guided by a "suppress and lift" strategy, distancing measures related to catering....
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BACK TO BUSINESS FOR TRADE FAIRS IN HKBACK TO BUSINESS FOR TRADE FAIRS IN HK

BACK TO BUSINESS FOR TRADE FAIRS IN HK(Jun 2, 2020)
Large-scale events have been badly affected by COVID-19, with many trade fairs cancelled or postponed. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) – one of Asia’s premier events venues...
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HK BIOTECH FIRM GETS EURO STAMP OF APPROVALHK BIOTECH FIRM GETS EURO STAMP OF APPROVAL

HK BIOTECH FIRM GETS EURO STAMP OF APPROVAL(Jun 1, 2020)
An effective science-led approach to tackling the pandemic has underlined Hong Kong's emerging status as one of the global biotech hubs. Adding to this impressive profile is the recent European CE...
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HONG KONG: HELPING THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19HONG KONG: HELPING THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

HONG KONG: HELPING THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19(May 31, 2020)
Since the start of the pandemic, Hong Kong has made significant public health contributions to the global fight against COVID-19 through world-class scientific research and cutting edge technology. We’ve selected...
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NANO-TECH FACE MASKNANO-TECH FACE MASK

NANO-TECH FACE MASK(May 30, 2020)
Face masks provide effective protection against COVID-19 and other airborne diseases, but not all face masks are made equal where quality, comfort and cost are concerned. Using cutting-edge nanofiber...
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MASKS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE COVID-19 TRANSMISSION: HKU STUDYMASKS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE COVID-19 TRANSMISSION: HKU STUDY

MASKS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE COVID-19 TRANSMISSION: HKU STUDY(May 29, 2020)
With the growing global awareness of the simple use of masks to fend off the pandemic, the validity is again confirmed by researchers at the University of Hong Kong. Tests on hamsters found that using surgical...
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HK SET TO RESUME AIR TRANSIT SERVICESHK SET TO RESUME AIR TRANSIT SERVICES

HK SET TO RESUME AIR TRANSIT SERVICES(May 29, 2020)
Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will resume on June 1, as the COVID-19 situation continues to stabilise in Hong Kong. However, restrictions on non-Hong Kong residents entering the city...
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MEDTECH RING FOR REMOTE PATIENT MONITORINGMEDTECH RING FOR REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING

MEDTECH RING FOR REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING(May 21, 2020)
A Hong Kong company has developed a ring that can remotely monitor the condition of a COVID-19 patient and send information to doctors in real time. The technology, originally developed to monitor sleep...
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MEDICINE COCKTAIL OFFERS FASTER VIRUS CUREMEDICINE COCKTAIL OFFERS FASTER VIRUS CURE

MEDICINE COCKTAIL OFFERS FASTER VIRUS CURE(May 21, 2020)
A University of Hong Kong finding that a combo of three drugs suppressed the COVID-19 within seven days – twice as fast were the drugs used singly – has caused a flurry of interest in the medical...
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CAUTIOUS APPROACH IN RELAXING SOCIAL DISTANCING RULESCAUTIOUS APPROACH IN RELAXING SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES

CAUTIOUS APPROACH IN RELAXING SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES(May 20, 2020)
Hong Kong is relaxing some social distancing restrictions, with places of worship, public swimming pools and beaches re-opening from May 21, with social distancing measures in place. Social distancing...
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HKU TOPS CORONAVIRUS RESEARCHHKU TOPS CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH

HKU TOPS CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH(May 20, 2020)
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is leading the world in COVID-19 research, according to Microsoft Academic, a search engine for research publications. Among 100 universities around the world, HKU...
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BLOOD PLASMA TREATMENT OFFERS VIRUS CUREBLOOD PLASMA TREATMENT OFFERS VIRUS CURE

BLOOD PLASMA TREATMENT OFFERS VIRUS CURE(May 18, 2020)
Good news for scientists around the world! Researchers at the University of Hong Kong found that blood plasma donated by patients who've recovered from COVID-19 can kill 99 per cent of the virus in...
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HK RESIDENTS RETURN FROM INDIAHK RESIDENTS RETURN FROM INDIA

HK RESIDENTS RETURN FROM INDIA(May 18, 2020)
A total of 249 Hong Kong residents returned home from India today (May 18) on a chartered flight from New Delhi. It was the latest such flight arranged to return residents stranded in different countries...
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MAKING INDOOR AIR PUREMAKING INDOOR AIR PURE

MAKING INDOOR AIR PURE(May 14, 2020)
Indoor air pollution can be a major health hazard, especially in the hot summer months when people close their windows and turn on the air conditioning. Two start-ups at Hong Kong Science Park have come...
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BREATH OF FRESH AIR FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERSBREATH OF FRESH AIR FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

BREATH OF FRESH AIR FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS(May 13, 2020)
A new ventilation system developed by a team of building science experts at the City University of Hong Kong helps protect healthcare workers in isolation wards from COVID-19 infection. With separate...
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SAY 'HI' TO YOUR NEW DIGITAL ASSISTANTSAY 'HI' TO YOUR NEW DIGITAL ASSISTANT

SAY 'HI' TO YOUR NEW DIGITAL ASSISTANT(May 12, 2020)
A personal assistant is hard to come by ... see if "Hi Clare" can help. The digital assistant developed by a Hong Kong Cyberport-based company can help to source and organise data on WhatsApp...
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CNN
 

How Hong Kong contained its second wave of Covid-19(May 9, 2020)
As many pubs and leisure facilities reopen in Hong Kong, CNN investigates how the city has managed to contain the COVID-19 outbreak...
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SPEED TEST SUCCESS FOR HK BIOTECH LABSSPEED TEST SUCCESS FOR HK BIOTECH LABS

SPEED TEST SUCCESS FOR HK BIOTECH LABS(May 8, 2020)
Time is of the essence in testing and treating medical conditions, and two companies at Hong Kong Science Park are helping to speed up the process with cutting edge technology. Sanwa BioTech has developed...
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ONE-STOP APP FOR STUDENTS 'ATTENDING' SCHOOL FROM HOMEONE-STOP APP FOR STUDENTS 'ATTENDING' SCHOOL FROM HOME

ONE-STOP APP FOR STUDENTS 'ATTENDING' SCHOOL FROM HOME(May 7, 2020)
With suspended classes and working from home being the norms during the pandemic, this Hong Kong app called “School Parent Corner” has helped students, schools and even parents to stay on...
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AWARD-WINNING REUSABLE MASKS FOR ALL IN HKAWARD-WINNING REUSABLE MASKS FOR ALL IN HK

AWARD-WINNING REUSABLE MASKS FOR ALL IN HK(May 6, 2020)
The Hong Kong SAR Government is giving each of its 7.5 million residents a free, reusable face mask to guard against COVID-19. Awarded a Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions of...
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HK, EASY DOES IT …HK, EASY DOES IT …

HK, EASY DOES IT …(May 6, 2020)
Having recorded no local COVID-19 infections in the past 17 days, Hong Kong is starting to lift social distancing measures, with bars, gyms and cinemas among the establishments set to reopen on...
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HK: GETTING BACK TO BUSINESSHK: GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS

HK: GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS(May 4, 2020)
Most civil servants have returned to offices (instead of working from home) in Hong Kong at the start of the week today (May 4) as the COVID-19 situation continues to stabilise, with no local...
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SMART BUILDINGS TO GO HEALTHIERSMART BUILDINGS TO GO HEALTHIER

SMART BUILDINGS TO GO HEALTHIER(May 1, 2020)
Buildings need health checks too! Hong Kong-based lab, Negawatt Utility, has developed an operating system to enable property managers to better monitor and improve the overall environment...
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nature
 

HK'S CONTAINMENT STRATEGIES HAVE WORKED: NATURE(Apr 30, 2020)
Hong Kong’s effective measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 could provide answers for policymakers around the world, according to the latest issue (Apr 27) of scientific journal Nature...
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HK SET TO RESUME PUBLIC SERVICESHK SET TO RESUME PUBLIC SERVICES

HK SET TO RESUME PUBLIC SERVICES(Apr 29, 2020)
No new confirmed coronavirus case for the 4th consecutive day (April 29) in Hong Kong! With only single-digit cases reported over the past two weeks, several public facilities including tennis courts will re-open...
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CHINESE MEDICINE REHAB FOR COVID-19 PATIENTSCHINESE MEDICINE REHAB FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS

CHINESE MEDICINE REHAB FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS(Apr 29, 2020)
Hong Kong is offering a free Chinese medicine rehab service for discharged COVID-19 patients, as an alternative rehab treatment. It helps foster the integration of Chinese and Western medicine in....
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ROBOT ON HEALTH PATROL

ROBOT ON HEALTH PATROL(Apr 28, 2020)
Terminator in action to save people from contracting ominous virus! Code-named PEP-3000, the robot, equipped with cruise control and infrared thermometers and powered by 5G technology, detects...
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HKIA VIRUS ZAPPER LANDS A WORLD FIRSTHKIA VIRUS ZAPPER LANDS A WORLD FIRST

HKIA VIRUS ZAPPER LANDS A WORLD FIRST(Apr 27, 2020)
Hong Kong International Airport has become the world’s first airport featuring full-body disinfection channels, which rapidly zap viruses and bacteria on people passing through. The CLeanTech system...
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RESHAPING THE TOURISM LANDSCAPERESHAPING THE TOURISM LANDSCAPE

RESHAPING THE TOURISM LANDSCAPE(Apr 27, 2020)
Short-haul breaks and wellness-themed trips are likely to emerge as new trends in the post-pandemic world, with hygiene standards becoming a top priority for holidaymakers, says Hong Kong Tourism...
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HK: “A BRIGHT SPOT IN EFFECTIVE DISEASE CONTROL”(Apr 24, 2020)
Hong Kong has remained a bright spot in effective disease control during the pandemic, writes Fortune. This article examines how restrictions on entry to the city, testing, effective quarantine...
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HELPING HONG KONG BREATHE EASIERHELPING HONG KONG BREATHE EASIER

HELPING HONG KONG BREATHE EASIER(Apr 23, 2020)
Hong Kong is ramping up local production of masks to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Under the Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme, up to 20 production lines are being set up with capacity to...
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HK EXTENDS RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL GATHERINGSHK EXTENDS RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL GATHERINGS

HK EXTENDS RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL GATHERINGS(Apr 22, 2020)
The measures that have been in place in Hong Kong to limit social contact will be extended for another 14 days, until May 7. They include closure of various types of premises such as entertainment...
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HONG KONG'S EFFECTIVE PANDEMIC CONTROLHONG KONG'S EFFECTIVE PANDEMIC CONTROL

HONG KONG’S EFFECTIVE PANDEMIC CONTROL(Apr 22, 2020)
A University of Hong Kong study published in The Lancet looks at how Hong Kong has managed to prevent a major COVID-19 outbreak without resorting to a total lockdown. Measures include early...
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NEW VIRUS TEST ARRANGEMENTS FOR ARRIVALS TO HKNEW VIRUS TEST ARRANGEMENTS FOR ARRIVALS TO HK

NEW VIRUS TEST ARRANGEMENTS FOR ARRIVALS TO HK(Apr 21, 2020)
Update on COVID-19 testing procedures for inbound travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport! Starting from tomorrow (April 22), all asymptomatic passengers arriving in the morning must await test...
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CNBC
 

EASE LOCKDOWNS STEP-BY-STEP(Apr 21, 2020)
Economies seeking to ease COVID-19 lockdowns should do so in a gradual manner. So says infectious disease expert Dr Seto Wing-hong of the University of Hong Kong...
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SOCIAL DISTANCING: KEEP UP YOUR GUARD!SOCIAL DISTANCING: KEEP UP YOUR GUARD!

SOCIAL DISTANCING: KEEP UP YOUR GUARD!(Apr 20, 2020)
Despite the welcome fall in the number of COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong over the past week, it's vital that we maintain social distancing to overcome the pandemic. Here are some additional tips from...
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ONLINE SOLUTIONS TO RESOLVE PANDEMIC-RELATED DISPUTESONLINE SOLUTIONS TO RESOLVE PANDEMIC-RELATED DISPUTES

ONLINE SOLUTIONS TO RESOLVE PANDEMIC-RELATED DISPUTES(Apr 17, 2020)
Anticipating an increase in disputes related to the pandemic, Hong Kong has introduced the "COVID-19 Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Scheme" – a fast, cost-effective way to resolve such disputes....
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HK VIRUS TESTING RULES ENHANCED FOR INBOUND TRAVELLERSHK VIRUS TESTING RULES ENHANCED FOR INBOUND TRAVELLERS

HK VIRUS TESTING RULES ENHANCED FOR INBOUND TRAVELLERS(Apr 15, 2020)
People arriving in Hong Kong by plane from Europe or the United States are required to immediately take a COVID-19 test and await results on-site at AsiaWorld-Expo...
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G.R.E.A.T. MENTAL HEALTH TIPS AMID THE PANDEMICG.R.E.A.T. MENTAL HEALTH TIPS AMID THE PANDEMIC

G.R.E.A.T. MENTAL HEALTH TIPS AMID THE PANDEMIC(Apr 10, 2020)
Here are FIVE wellness tips from Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection on staying mentally fit during this challenging period.
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HK'S BIGGEST ECONOMIC RELIEF PACKAGE TO SUPPORT JOBS

HK'S BIGGEST ECONOMIC RELIEF PACKAGE TO SUPPORT JOBS(Apr 9, 2020)
The Hong Kong SAR Government has announced (Apr 8) the biggest financial package so far, at $137.5 bn (US$17.6 bn) to relieve the economic pain and losses of businesses and individuals amid...
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ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES THIS EASTERABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES THIS EASTER

ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES THIS EASTER(Apr 9, 2020)
With the Easter Holidays upon us, it's important that everyone, including foreign domestic helpers, abide by the strict rules for social gatherings amid the pandemic...
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3D-PRINTING TECH DEPLOYED TO FIGHT THE OUTBREAK IN HK3D-PRINTING TECH DEPLOYED TO FIGHT THE OUTBREAK IN HK

3D-PRINTING TECH DEPLOYED TO FIGHT THE OUTBREAK IN HK(Apr 8, 2020)
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has teamed up with local hospital and manufacturing sectors to mass-produce disposable 3D printed eye and face shields for added protection against COVID-19...
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HK EXTENDS RESTRICTIONS ON ARRIVALS FROM OVERSEASHK EXTENDS RESTRICTIONS ON ARRIVALS FROM OVERSEAS

HK EXTENDS RESTRICTIONS ON ARRIVALS FROM OVERSEAS(Apr 7, 2020)
Hong Kong has extended restrictions on people arriving from overseas by plane until further notice to combat COVID-19. Transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will also remain suspended until further notice.
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LAZY LION'S LOWDOWN TO KEEP COVID-19 AWAYLAZY LION'S LOWDOWN TO KEEP COVID-19 AWAY

LAZY LION'S LOWDOWN TO KEEP COVID-19 AWAY(Apr 6, 2020)
Hong Kong's Lazy Lion mascot, created by the Department of Health to promote an active lifestyle, has offered 4 important tips to protect oneself from the novel coronavirus.
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AMBULANCEMEN WORKING ON THE FRONTLINEAMBULANCEMEN WORKING ON THE FRONTLINE

AMBULANCEMEN WORKING ON THE FRONTLINE(Apr 6, 2020)
When ambulanceman Siu Man-chun works these days, he is alert to the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus in providing pre-hospital care services. “In the ambulance, we prepare for the worst and...
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NEW FEVER SCREENING SYSTEM TO FIGHT PANDEMICNEW FEVER SCREENING SYSTEM TO FIGHT PANDEMIC

NEW FEVER SCREENING SYSTEM TO FIGHT PANDEMIC(Apr 1, 2020)
Identifying people with fever is vital in containing the spread of coronavirus. Scientists at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed a screening system that can detect...
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GET TO KNOW HK'S QUARANTINE RULESGET TO KNOW HK'S QUARANTINE RULES

GET TO KNOW HK'S QUARANTINE RULES(Mar 31, 2020)
Hong Kong has imposed quarantine rules which are strictly enforced to curb the pandemic. All arrivals must make health declarations. Quarantined people and their families must observe good personal...
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LATEST REGULATIONS & MEASURES TO FIGHT THE DISEASELATEST REGULATIONS & MEASURES TO FIGHT THE DISEASE

LATEST REGULATIONS & MEASURES TO FIGHT THE DISEASE(Mar 28, 2020)
Hong Kong has announced a series of measures and the enactment of laws to contain the spread of the virus in the community and boost social distancing.
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HK APP MAKES HOME QUARANTINE EASIER & SAFERHK APP MAKES HOME QUARANTINE EASIER & SAFER

HK APP MAKES HOME QUARANTINE EASIER & SAFER(Mar 27, 2020)
A new geo-fencing technology developed by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is making life under home quarantine a little easier. Instead of regularly monitoring the location of people...
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STRANDED HK RESIDENTS BROUGHT BACK FROM HUBEISTRANDED HK RESIDENTS BROUGHT BACK FROM HUBEI

STRANDED HK RESIDENTS BROUGHT BACK FROM HUBEI(Mar 26, 2020)
A total of 558 Hong Kong residents, stranded in various cities in Hubei Province have returned home on the second batch of four chartered flights on Mar 25 and 26....
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HOW HONG KONG IS HANDLING THE COVID-19 OUTRBREAKHOW HONG KONG IS HANDLING THE COVID-19 OUTRBREAK

HOW HONG KONG IS HANDLING THE COVID-19 OUTRBREAK (Mar 25, 2020)
Since early January, Hong Kong has taken timely and robust measures to combat COVID-19, introducing new legislation, seeking expert medical advice, supporting people and businesses in need and...
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HK JOINS GLOBAL QUEST FOR COVID-19 VACCINEHK JOINS GLOBAL QUEST FOR COVID-19 VACCINE

HK JOINS GLOBAL QUEST FOR COVID-19 VACCINE(Mar 25, 2020)
A team of microbiologists at the University of Hong Kong has joined the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (launched in Davos in 2017) to rapidly develop a vaccine candidate against COVID-19.....
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AT-A-GLANCE: QUARANTINE ARRANGEMENT FOR INBOUND TRAVELLERSAT-A-GLANCE: QUARANTINE ARRANGEMENT FOR INBOUND TRAVELLERS

AT-A-GLANCE: QUARANTINE ARRANGEMENT FOR INBOUND TRAVELLERS(Mar 25, 2020)
Hong Kong has imposed a 14-day quarantine on all overseas inbound travellers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on their recent travel history, they will be subject to compulsory quarantine.....
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HK SCIENTISTS DEVELOP NEW SMART COATING IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19HK SCIENTISTS DEVELOP NEW SMART COATING IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

HK SCIENTISTS DEVELOP NEW SMART COATING IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19(Mar 18, 2020)
A newly developed anti-microbial coating can inactivate COVID-19! Developed by a team of bioscientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Multilevel Antimicrobial Polymer ...
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HK TO IMPOSE 14-DAY QUARANTINE ON ALL OVERSEAS ARRIVALSHK TO IMPOSE 14-DAY QUARANTINE ON ALL OVERSEAS ARRIVALS

HK TO IMPOSE 14-DAY QUARANTINE ON ALL OVERSEAS ARRIVALS(Mar 17, 2020)
From 0.00am on March 19 (HKT), all inbound people, including Hong Kong residents, would need to undergo home quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Hong Kong while Red Outbound Travel Alerts.....
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HK'S TESTS HELP 40 COUNTRIES DETECT COVID-19HK'S TESTS HELP 40 COUNTRIES DETECT COVID-19

HK'S TESTS HELP 40 COUNTRIES DETECT COVID-19(Mar 13, 2020)
A new testing system for COVID-19, developed by researchers at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed), is being used by public health care laboratories in more than 40 countries...
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HK LEADS IN HIGH-TECH COVID-19 MONITORINGHK LEADS IN HIGH-TECH COVID-19 MONITORING

HK LEADS IN HIGH-TECH COVID-19 MONITORING(Mar 10, 2020)
Hong Kong has adopted a pioneering disease monitoring programme to keep track of COVID-19 patients and others under quarantine. Using AI and a smartphone app, a wearable device with built-in...
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HK BIOTECH DEVELOPER DONATES COVID-19 TESTING R&DHK BIOTECH DEVELOPER DONATES COVID-19 TESTING R&D

HK BIOTECH DEVELOPER DONATES COVID-19 TESTING R&D(Mar 9, 2020)
Local biotech company Hai Kang Life has made its virus-testing technology publicly available in support of the fight against COVID-19. Its rapid testing kit - ERT-PCR technology for SARS-CoV-2 ...
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HK RESIDENTS AIRLIFTED FROM WUHANHK RESIDENTS AIRLIFTED FROM WUHAN

HK RESIDENTS AIRLIFTED FROM WUHAN(Mar 6, 2020)
A total of 469 residents, who'd been stranded in Wuhan and other parts of Hubei Province in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, returned to Hong Kong on four chartered flights organised by the HKSAR...
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NEW TRAVEL MEASURES FOR ARRIVALS FROM ITALY & IRANNEW TRAVEL MEASURES FOR ARRIVALS FROM ITALY & IRAN

NEW TRAVEL MEASURES FOR ARRIVALS FROM ITALY & IRAN(Mar 2, 2020)
Inbound travelers who have visited Iran or three COVID-19-hit regions in Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto) in the previous 14 days, will be required to stay at a quarantine centre on arriving in...
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HK CRUISE PASSENGERS RETURN HOMEHK CRUISE PASSENGERS RETURN HOME

HK CRUISE PASSENGERS RETURN HOME(Feb 20, 2020)
The first group of 106 Hong Kong residents, quarantined for 14 days on the Diamond Princess in Yokohama, Japan has returned home today (Feb 20) by a free flight chartered by the HKSAR Government. ...
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POSTIES WORKING FULL SPEED TO DELIVER FOR HKPOSTIES WORKING FULL SPEED TO DELIVER FOR HK

POSTIES WORKING FULL SPEED TO DELIVER FOR HK(Feb 16, 2020)
Hong Kong postal staff have been fully mobilised, working at full speed today (Sunday), to help deliver a large volume of inbound mail, including some 40,000 packages of surgical masks. Since Lunar New Year...
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HK POLYU LEADS RACE TO DETECT INFECTIOUS DISEASESHK POLYU LEADS RACE TO DETECT INFECTIOUS DISEASES

HK POLYU LEADS RACE TO DETECT INFECTIOUS DISEASES(Feb 12, 2020)
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have created a cutting-edge system for swiftly detecting infectious respiratory pathogens, including the novel coronavirus...
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HK ENLISTS HOME-GROWN TECH TO HELP FIGHT CORONAVIRUSHK ENLISTS HOME-GROWN TECH TO HELP FIGHT CORONAVIRUS

HK ENLISTS HOME-GROWN TECH TO HELP FIGHT CORONAVIRUS(Feb 5, 2020)
A smart bracelet is being deployed to monitor people who have been quarantined at home in the battle to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Linked to the user’s smartphone, the electronic...
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HK RAMPS UP MEASURES TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUSHK RAMPS UP MEASURES TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS

HK RAMPS UP MEASURES TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS(Feb 4, 2020)
Hong Kong has closed all but two land boundary control points with the Mainland of China from midnight (Feb 4) to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Announcing the new measures, Chief Executive...
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