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17 Mar
Hong Kong's leader said Thursday she was mulling easing some of the city's coronavirus restrictions due to waning public tolerance, but could not provide a roadmap out of the current Omicron-fuelled crisis.
1 Mar
Hong Kongers stripped shop shelves bare Tuesday as panic buying set in following mixed messages from the government over whether it plans a China-style hard lockdown this month.
28 Feb
Hong Kong may impose a China-style hard lockdown that confines people to their homes, authorities signalled Monday, with the city's zero-Covid strategy in tatters and bodies piling up in hospitals.
25 Feb
Hong Kong prisons on Friday reported a worsening coronavirus outbreak involving more than 200 inmates at a time when hundreds of political activists and protesters are being kept behind bars.
23 Feb
Hong Kong's finance chief on Wednesday unveiled a costly HK$170 billion ($21.79 billion) budget, including tax breaks and consumer spending vouchers, as the city reels under its worst coronavirus outbreak to date.
16 Feb
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for Hong Kong to take "all necessary measures" to control an Omicron-fuelled Covid-19 outbreak, Beijing-affiliated newspapers in the city said Wednesday, a day after leader Carrie Lam ruled out a China-style hard lockdown.
14 Feb
Hong Kong's health facilities have been overloaded by an "onslaught" of Covid-19 infections, its leader said, even as authorities cling to a "zero-Covid" policy despite an unprecedented rise in cases fuelled by the Omicron variant.
31 Jan
The Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) is in the process of becoming a provisional signatory to the Washington Accord (WA), which offers employment privileges
14 Jan
Hong Kong announced a ban on passengers from most of the world transiting through its airport on Friday as China ramps up strict anti-virus
8 Jan
Multiple Hong Kong officials and lawmakers will be allowed to leave a quarantine camp after one of two coronavirus
5 Jan
Asian financial hub Hong Kong banned flights from eight nations on Wednesday as part of strict new virus curbs, with Omicron outbreaks spiralling out of control from Europe to the United States.
3 Jan
Lawmakers in Hong Kong's new "patriots only" legislature swore oaths of allegiance on Monday as it sat for the first time following a new selection process that barred the city's traditional democracy opposition.

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