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China-backed John Lee replaces Carrie Lam as new Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong formally confirmed John Lee as its next top leader after an uncontested election, solidifying an era of more direct Chinese political control over the once-freewheeling financial hub.
John Lee celebrates on stage after being elected as Hong Kong's Chief Executive, in Hong Kong, China.(REUTERS)
John Lee celebrates on stage after being elected as Hong Kong's Chief Executive, in Hong Kong, China.(REUTERS)
Published on May 08, 2022 10:49 AM IST
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Air India flights to Hong Kong cancelled amid spike

Passengers from India can enter Hong Kong only if they have a Covid-19 negative test report done 48 hours prior to the journey, local authorities have mandated
Air India has cancelled Hong Kong flights till April 24 on muted demand and restrictions imposed by local authorities. (ANI)
Air India has cancelled Hong Kong flights till April 24 on muted demand and restrictions imposed by local authorities. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 19, 2022 01:47 AM IST
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Hong Kong to lift ban on flights from India, 8 other countries

  • The finance hub has struggled to maintain China’s zero-Covid policy during an Omicron-fuelled outbreak.
Infections climbed rapidly, with Hong Kong recording more than a million cases and 5,600 deaths, with the bulk of the toll among its unvaccinated elderly population.(AFP)
Infections climbed rapidly, with Hong Kong recording more than a million cases and 5,600 deaths, with the bulk of the toll among its unvaccinated elderly population.(AFP)
Published on Mar 22, 2022 02:22 AM IST
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Numbers Matter | Why the current outbreak in Hong Kong is unlike any other

  • With the average daily deaths much higher than ever seen since the beginning of the pandemic, there are lessons for countries on their approach to fighting the virus
When seen against Hong Kong’s population of 7.5 million, Tuesday’s statistics mean 30.4 deaths per million, while Monday’s 249 deaths come out to a whopping 33 deaths for every million residents. (Bloomberg)
When seen against Hong Kong’s population of 7.5 million, Tuesday’s statistics mean 30.4 deaths per million, while Monday’s 249 deaths come out to a whopping 33 deaths for every million residents. (Bloomberg)
Published on Mar 16, 2022 12:52 PM IST
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Covid-19: Parents in Hong Kong criticise child separations

  • The densely populated metropolis is in the throes of its worst-ever Covid wave, registering thousands of cases every day as hospitals and isolation units run out of space.
People wearing face masks walk at a downtown street in Hong Kong.(AP)
People wearing face masks walk at a downtown street in Hong Kong.(AP)
Published on Feb 24, 2022 03:10 AM IST
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