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CE lauds gold winners

Hong Kong athletes have won one gold, five silver and three bronze medals in the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games.

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Ovitrap index falls

The monthly ovitrap index for September dropped to 3.9% from 6.3% in August.

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Welfare cases dip 0.4%

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload in September showed a drop of 903 cases - a decrease of 0.4% compared to August - the Social Welfare Department says.

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Girl treated for enterovirus

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of severe paediatric enterovirus infection involving an eight-year-old girl. She is now in stable condition.

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Pork floss found to contain gutter oil

The Centre for Food Safety has urged consumers not to eat four kinds of pork products from Taiwan Farm Industry Co. as they were made with substandard lard.

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5 more golds for HK

Chief Executive CY Leung has congratulated Hong Kong athletes for winning gold medals in five events at the Incheon Asian Para Games.

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UN to hear HK women's rights report

Permanent Secretary for Labour & Welfare Annie Tam will lead a delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women hearing in Geneva on October 23.

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Nigeria Ebola outbreak ends

The Department of Health has updated the list of affected areas in the local reporting criteria for the Ebola virus in response to the World Health Organisation declaring the end of the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria.

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Contaminated ham recalled

The Centre for Food Safety urges people not to consume two kinds of cooked and chilled ham and mortadella manufactured in Italy and contaminated with listeria.

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CE hails gold winners

Chief Executive CY Leung has congratulated Vivian Lau, Leung Yuk-wing and Wong Kwan-hang for winning the gold medal in the Boccia Mixed Pairs BC4 event at the Incheon Asian Para Games.

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Lunar New Year stalls to be sold

Stalls at the 2015 Lunar New Year fairs will be put up for open auction from November 3, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department announces.

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Infection control measures enhanced

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has chaired an interdepartmental meeting to discuss prevention and control measures against infectious diseases such as Ebola.

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X'mas stamps to be issued

Hongkong Post will issue a set of special stamps and other philatelic products for Christmas on November 4.

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Ebola checks enhanced

The Department of Health has launched the Health Surveillance Questionnaire at Hong Kong International Airport to enhance Ebola surveillance.

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Bird flu drill held

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department has conducted a poultry culling drill to review its preparedness for any avian influenza outbreak.

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Museum advisers named

The Home Affairs Bureau has announced advisory panel appointments to the Art Museum, History Museum and Science Museum.

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Athletes' golden efforts praised

Hong Kong athletes obtained eight medals - two gold, one silver and five bronze - in the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games today.

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Event promotes mountaineering safety

The Civil Aid Service held a mountaineering safety promotion day to boost people's knowledge and help reduce accidents.

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Two Mainland H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of two more Mainland avian influenza A (H7N9) cases.

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Excess pesticide found in vegetable

The Centre for Food Safety has found excessive pesticide residues in a sample of purslane from the Vegetable Marketing Organisation in Cheung Sha Wan.

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