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Hong Kong slow on the draw for Covid-19 booster shots. Here’s why

With no local cases for more than a month, third vaccine dose will bring little benefit, experts in Hong Kong agree.

Hundreds rush to macau border as zhuhai resumes quarantines

More than 100 people gathered at Qingmao Port after midnight to wait for their test results as Zhuhai requested arrivals from Macau to undergo a 14-day quarantine from 6am yesterday.

China - President Addresses United Nations General Debate, 76th Session (English)

Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, addresses the general debate of the 76th Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 21-27 September 2021).

Chinese President Xi today told the General Assembly, “Democracy is not a special right reserved to an individual country, but a right for the people of all countries to enjoy,” adding that recent global developments show once again that “military intervention from the outside and so-called democratic transformation entail nothing but harm.”

Some 100 private estate residents jabbed by outreach team for the first time

Outreach vaccination teams administered Covid-19 jabs to 100 residents in Ma On Shan today, the first time such services were made available at a private estate, Secretary for Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen said.

Eight imported cases recorded today and a woman from Hong Kong confirmed with Covid-19 in UK

Authorities yesterday announced eight new imported Covid-19 cases, including four males and four females, 13 to 64, from Czech Republic, the United States, the Philippines, the Maldives and Spain.

Covid-19 plays havoc with airport reopening plans in Asia

Things were looking up for the aviation sector in Asia in the middle of this year.

Apple CEO Tim Cook hunts for leakers just like in a Mafia

Cook emphasized that leakers constitute a 'small number of people' who 'do not belong' at Apple

Another 170,000 Pfizer jabs delivered to Hungary

More than 170,000 doses of the COVID vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech were delivered to Hungary during the week, the local unit of Pfizer said, according to portfolio.hu.

Over 250 join elderly vaccination day in Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong

Government provided one-stop service covering health talk, consultation and vaccination in elderly vaccination day held in Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan, and was joined by over 250 citizens.

No more quarantine-free return from Macau to HK

People returning to Hong Kong from Macau must undergo quarantine starting 10pm tonight, the government announced.

Repulse Bay building named in testing notice as HK sees nine imported cases

Hong Kong reported nine imported cases on Saturday, health authorities announced, adding that they are now investigating an overseas case where the patient lived in Repulse Bay before.

Hong Kong, mainland officials to talk pandemic-control in Shenzhen; 9 cases logged

Meeting has been touted as an important step in restoring quarantine-free travel for residents crossing the border.

'China Won't Care About Their Ties With US...': Chinese Media On Quad

The editorial in the Chinese Communist Party-backed Global Times comes on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a bilateral with US President Joe Biden

Australia's International Student Return Plan Likely To Exclude Chinese

Though Chinese nationals make up most of Australia's international students, they are unlikely to return due to ineligibility of China's Covid vaccines.

Phone scammers in Hong Kong posing as health officials, Amazon staff

Anti-fraud squad says con artists contact residents and tell them Covid-19 shots have ‘lost effectiveness’, asking for personal information.

COVID-19 Is the Worst Pandemic in US History, Now That Deaths Have Surpassed the 1918 Spanish Flu

The COVID-19 pandemic just became the worst pandemic in US history, surpassing the death toll from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

Birthday and sex included on new vaccination record

New information including birthday and sex of vaccine recipients, as well as vaccine manufacturer will be included on Covid-19 vaccination record issued in Hong Kong starting next Wednesday.

HK reports seven imported cases from the Philippines, Ghana and India

Health authorities on Friday reported seven new imported Covid infections from the Philippines, Ghana and India.

Dangerously mutated R.1 COVID variant detected in 35 countries

First detected in Japan, the variant contains a mutation that could enable it to bypass the antibody protection present in those who are fully vaccinated.

Covid jab stations to be set up at three public hospitals

Three Covid-19 Vaccination Stations will be set up in Queen Mary Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Tuen Mun Hospital starting from Wednesday, the government announced today.

HKAB announced 65 lucky winners of HK$100,000 shopping credits

The Hong Kong Association of Banks has announced today the results of a vaccine lucky draw, with 65 lucky winners each bagging HK$100,000 of shopping credits or shopping vouchers.

Singapore reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases, cluster of 55 people in… Pfizer offices

Singapore's health ministry reported 1,504 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.

European Union To Decide On Covid Booster Shot Next Month

An European Medicines Agency expert also said the "evidence was becoming clearer" on the need for boosters shortly after the first jabs for people with weakened immune systems.

China Wants Sanctions On Afghanistan Lifted, Its Forex Reserves Released

Addressing the G20 Foreign Ministers, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi demanded the rushing of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan without any delay.

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