🌊 Gotta keep all those darn imported COVID cases out... right?
Also... some lovely folks were arrested for apparently *checks notes* wanting Carrie dead 😮
Happy Friday, everyone! 🥳 How’s everyone’s week been? Good? Who’s ready for the long weekend? I know I sure am…
On Today’s Tide
Society | 250 firefighters dispatched after fire breaks out near Tsuen Wan construction site
CE Carrie Lam says HK will continue to ‘guard against’ imported COVID-19 cases
CUHK recruiting 2,000 patients for first clinical trial of COVID-19 oral treatment
Behind the paywall:
Crime | Two arrested over alleged online calls to attack and kill CE Carrie Lam
Politics | Ex-lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan convicted for flying balloon with a banner reading “release political prisoners” on New Year’s Day 2021
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Thursday morning blaze engulfs Tsuen Wan construction site
Billowing clouds of smoke were visible from a busy expressway early yesterday morning as more than 250 firefighters were deployed to put out a massive fire at Hoi Kok Street near a construction site in Tsuen Wan. At least two workers were left injured after trying to escape the blaze.
While no hazardous items were found in the building where the fire reportedly started, the cause of the blaze remains under investigation by authorities.
HK will continue to ‘guard against’ imported COVID-19 cases: CE
In preparation for (yet another) attempt to re-open the border with the mainland, Chief Executive Carrie Lam yesterday said that Hong Kong will maintain measures that ‘guard against’ all imported COVID-19 cases while also avoiding an increase in local transmission.
Lam noted that although the city’s daily COVID-19 caseload has declined significantly over the past month, the public must still ‘remain vigilant’ and ‘not let their guard down’. She also added that her administration will continue to implement measures aimed at stabilising the ongoing COVID-19 situation and help facilitate a return to normalcy.
New cases: 413 (206 PCR, 207 RAT)
Total cases: 1,203,481
New deaths: 5
Total deaths: 9,287
Other COVID-19 updates:
• CUHK is set to launch the very first clinical trial of its new oral treatment for people with early COVID-19 symptoms, with at least 2,000 patients across the world enrolled to participate.
• Authorities yesterday uncovered 14 positive cases of COVID-19 during compulsory testing exercises for a restricted area in Kwai Chung.
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Hike up Eagle’s Nest with the Polish Consulate
Our friends at the Polish Consulate invite all to celebrate Polish national day by hiking up Eagle’s Nest over the long May weekend. The White Eagle is the symbol of Poland, and the first capital of Poland was named Gniezno, ‘the Nest’. The 305m peak of Eagle’s Nest also poetically corresponds with the 3rd May Polish National Day.
And an additional message from the Consulate:
As this year’s Polish Heritage Days are organized during the ongoing war in Ukraine – our special invitation goes towards our Ukrainian friends from Hong Kong. Let us all meet in the Eagle’s Nest, wearing clothes in 🇵🇱Polish (white and red) and/or 🇺🇦Ukrainian (blue and yellow) national colours.
Consulate staff will be there from 30 April through to 3 May to guide and support.
Into architecture? Tai Kwun Conversation’s newest installation (and one that you can attend in person now) discusses the rebuilding of the Notre Dame Cathedral and how we can preserve and rebuild ancient architecture.
When: 3 May, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: JC Cube and online
Price: Free (join ‘Tai Kwun Fans’ in advance to book)
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