Hong Kong sees fewest coronavirus cases since start of latest outbreak

Hong Kong’s worst coronavirus outbreak is showing signs of coming under control as the city reported the lowest number of new local infections since its resurgence began over a month ago. The Asian financial hub reported 32 new local cases on Tuesday, a marked drop from the high double-digit tallies of the past week. New … Read more Hong Kong sees fewest coronavirus cases since start of latest outbreak

United States condemns Hong Kong’ decision to postpone legislative council polls

The United States on Saturday condemned the Hong Kong’s administration move to postpone Legislative Council elections and urged the government to reconsider their decision. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Friday that the Legislative Council elections scheduled for September 6 will be postponed over the Covid-19 threat. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, … Read more United States condemns Hong Kong’ decision to postpone legislative council polls

Covid-19: Hong Kong to impose most severe social distancing restrictions

Hong Kong will impose strict new social distancing measures from midnight Tuesday, the most stringent in the Asian financial hub since the coronavirus broke out, as authorities warn the risk of a large-scale outbreak is extremely high. The measures dictate that face masks will be mandatory for people using public transport and restaurants will no … Read more Covid-19: Hong Kong to impose most severe social distancing restrictions

Hong Kong pro-democratic opposition starts voting in primaries

Voting started in Hong Kong on Saturday for the primaries of pro-democracy opposition parties, after police raided a polling body working with the movement the night before. Almost 60,000 people voted in the first three hours, according to organizers of the unofficial primary. They are hoping to get at least 170,000 to take part in … Read more Hong Kong pro-democratic opposition starts voting in primaries

China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

China opened its new national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-centre park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new headquarters. The office, in the bustling shopping and commercial district of Causeway Bay, near Victoria Park, will oversee the Hong Kong … Read more China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

News updates from Hindustan Times: Top officials explain why Maharashtra recorded sudden spike in Covid deaths and all the latest news – india news

[ad_1] Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. Maharashtra records sudden spike in Covid-19 fatalities. Top official explains why Over 2,000 Covid-19 fatalities were added to the national death toll, taking the final figure to 11,903. This comes after Maharashtra and … Read more News updates from Hindustan Times: Top officials explain why Maharashtra recorded sudden spike in Covid deaths and all the latest news – india news

Hong Kong Chief Executive urges people not to ‘demonize’ security law

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that she hopes opponents of a new national security law being imposed by China do not “demonize and stigmatize” the legislation because doing so would mean pitting themselves against residents of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. “The people of Hong Kong want to see stability again, they want … Read more Hong Kong Chief Executive urges people not to ‘demonize’ security law

Hong Kong leader accuses US of ‘double standards’ over protests

[ad_1] A pro-democracy demonstrator raises his British National Overseas (BNO) passports during a protest against new…Read More HONG KONG: Hong Kong‘s leader accused the United States on Tuesday of applying “double standards” in its response to violent protests as she warned Washington’s plan to place trade restrictions on the financial hub would “only hurt themselves”. … Read more Hong Kong leader accuses US of ‘double standards’ over protests