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Omicron coronavirus variant: no need to bar returning Hong Kong residents, as tough border-control measures in place, health minister says

Hong Kong’s health minister has said new border-control measures designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus’ Omicron variant are stringent enough, brushing aside the idea the city’s border should be closed even to returning residents.Spain, the Netherlands and Portugal are among the countries that have detected Omicron cases within the 24 hours since the Hong Kong government last updated its list of high-risk countries, from which non-residents are barred and returning city dwellers face…

Hong Kong schools must infuse civic, moral values into all subjects under new framework to be revealed soon

Hong Kong schools will need to infuse civic values including law-abidingness and national identity into all subjects under a new teaching framework to address a “passive and self-indulgent mindset” in some young people, the Post has learned.A source on Monday revealed details of the new requirements after Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung wrote in his blog the previous day that a committee would soon announce a trial version of the “Values Education Curriculum Framework” after…

Italian Women’s Association charity market comes roaring back in Hong Kong, raising HK$800,000 in single day

The Italian Women’s Association (IWA) in Hong Kong brought back its signature annual charity market this month after a year-long hiatus, raking in nearly HK$800,000 in a single day in donations and proceeds from the sale of high-quality goods from il bel paese.Fair-goers stepping into “Il Mercatino di Iwa” in the courtyard of the historic PMQ building in Central on November 14 were greeted in typical Italian fashion with hugs and cheek kisses by volunteers in eye-catching red masks embroidered…

What a brawl at a rally against Asian hate and the BN(O) influx of Hongkongers can tell us about political fires between Chinese groups in the UK

A brawl at a rally against Asian hate in London over the weekend has exposed potential political tensions between Chinese groups in the UK, with the spotlight on a wave of Hongkongers migrating to the country under the British National (Overseas) visa scheme.Experts have warned there could be more confrontations between pro-Beijing groups and newly arrived Hong Kong immigrants, as established Chinese organisations are dealing with an influx of people holding different political views.On…

Hong Kong expecting increase in number of patients at public hospitals during winter, health authorities say

Hong Kong is expecting an increase in the number of patients at public hospitals during winter to levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic, health authorities have said, even as the effect of seasonal influenza is likely to be reduced as a result of the adoption of universal masking.Vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly and people with chronic diseases remain likely to be affected by respiratory tract infection as the weather turns cooler, according to Dr Michael Wong Lap-gate,…

Young skilled talent recognised in WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and gearing up for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022

[Sponsored Article] Hailed as the Skills Olympics, WorldSkills Competition has become the foremost event promoting vocational and professional education as well as skills excellence. Nearly 400 young talents took part in 34 competition skills in the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition, marking a record number of skills and contestants, to compete for a place to represent Hong Kong in the global event. Competitors challenged themselves in Visual Merchandising, Cloud Computing, Cooking, and Mobile…

Arrest warrants issued for fugitive ex-Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui, activist over social media calls to cast blank votes, boycott Legco election

Hong Kong authorities have issued arrest warrants for fugitive ex-lawmaker Ted Hui Chi-fung and a former district councillor over social media posts urging voters to either cast invalid ballots in the coming Legislative Council election or boycott it.Hui and former Sha Tin district councillor Yau Man-chun, both 39, allegedly incited the public to cast blank ballots or not vote, respectively, by displaying posts on their social media pages between October 30 and November 29 in an election period…