The Hong Kong government announced on Friday (Sept. 17) that Centre for Health Protection Controller Dr. Ronald Lam will take up the post of Director of Health on Sept. 21, succeeding Dr. Constance Chan who will start her pre-retirement leave.
Hong Kong should not consider shifting its zero-tolerance COVID-19 strategy to one of "living with the virus" until the vaccination rate is 80 percent to 90 percent, said a top virus adviser to the government.
Staff of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes, except those vaccinated, must undergo compulsory COVID-19 nucleic acid testing from September 22 to 28.
In this episode of EyE on U, we invite Hong Kong lawmaker Alice Mak Mei-kuen from the Federation of Trade Unions, to talk about her Private Member's Bill to amend the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance.
Hong Kong should take the initiative to integrate itself into the overall development of the country and chart a new course of development while consolidating and strengthening its existing advantages, an official of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said.
Hong Kong has benefited from the mainland's reform and opening-up over the past decades and should actively seize new opportunities in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) to charter a new course for a more prosperous future, Hong Kong's finance chief said Thursday (Sept. 16).
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.3 percentage points to 4.7% for the period between June and August compared to the period from May to July, the Census & Statistics Department announced on Thursday (Sept. 16). The underemployment rate also dropped to 2.2% during the period.