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Beef samples fail safety check

Two fresh beef samples have failed Centre for Food Safety tests. Prosecution will be taken against the vendors concerned.

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Flesh-eating disease case probed

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of necrotising fasciitis in which a 61-year-old man died.

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Husi food banned

The Centre for Food Safety has suspended the import of products from Husi Food Company on the Mainland.

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Matthew Cheung visits service centre

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Matthew Cheung has visited the Social Welfare Department’s Yau Ma Tei Integrated Family Service Centre to inspect its operation.

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Man ill with Legionnaires' disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease involving a 62-year-old man.

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Iran reports MERS case

The Department of Health says Iran has reported a new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome case, involving a 67-year-old woman who died.

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Man treated for Legionnaires' disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease involving a 57-year-old man.

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Welfare cases dip 0.3%

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload stood at 257,214 in June, down 0.3% on the previous month, the Social Welfare Department says.

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Encephalitis case confirmed

Centre for Health Protection Community Medicine Consultant Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan has urged the public to take precautions against mosquito-transmitted diseases, after confirmation of the year's second local Japanese encephalitis case.

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Woman ill with meningococcal infection

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a confirmed case of invasive meningococcal infection affecting a 56-year-old woman.

 

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Free sport day set for Aug 3

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will hold the 2014 Sport For All Day on August 3. Leisure facilities and sports programmes will be free for the public to use.

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CS opens lunar expo

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has opened the Exhibition on China's Lunar Exploration Programme at the Science Museum.

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Ovitrap index drops

The monthly ovitrap index for June dropped to 11.7% from 12% in May, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department reports.

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Hospital Authority consultation completed

A steering committee to review the Hospital Authority has completed its consultation work, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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Guangdong Scheme arrangement to end

A special arrangement enabling seniors residing in Guangdong to receive Old Age Allowance without the need to return to Hong Kong each year will end on September 30, the Social Welfare Department says, adding eligible seniors should apply as soon as possible. 

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Swimming smart cards make a splash

More than 10,000 smart cards have been issued as public swimming pool monthly tickets in the year since the concept was introduced, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department says.

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Youths suit up to experience old age

Award-winning social enterprise Eldpathy enables young people to don special suits to instantly appreciate how it feels to be old – so they can develop empathy for elders.

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Youth development programme launches

Around 100 people attended The E-League programme launch ceremony, to kick off a series of events in support of youth development.

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Sha Tin food factory closed

A food factory in Sha Tin has been ordered to suspend business for two weeks for repeatedly extending the food business area illegally.

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Health chief visits Kwun Tong

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has visited Kwun Tong District to learn about the progress of its redevelopment and mental health services.

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