🌊 Mandatory testing for un-vaccinated?
See HK in its Golden Age + cat content
I spent over an hour today reading about the deadly outcome of Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Texas, where eight people died and hundreds were in need of medical attention after festival-goers were trampled on and suffocated in what Houston’s authorities referred to as a “mass casualty” incident.
People were begging staff to end the show because people were literally dying. About a dozen people suffered from cardiac arrest.
The needless damage has been done, but I hope Travis and the event organisers are sued to hell and back and that the victims and those affected receive full medical compensation and other amends.
On Today’s Tide:
More testing for un-vaxxed government workers
COVID: latest case is a three-time jabbee
Head of Stand News steps down
Events: Photo gallery steeps viewers in HK’s Golden Age
How do young people feel about the rule of law?
Weekly tests for unvaccinated government staff (maybe)
aka “anti-vax, but at what cost?”
No jab? You may need to start taking weekly tests to prove you don’t have COVID-19. Currently, government workers have to take a test once every two weeks, and employees who are fully unvaccinated have to pay for the cost of the tests.
So far, 69% of the population have received their first jab, while 35,000 are booked in to receive their booster shot. Booster shots are currently available to the immunocompromised and the elderly.
New cases: 1
HK’s latest COVID case is a 56-year-old man who has received three of his COVID-19 vaccines (two AstraZeneca + one BioNTech booster).
News chief Stands down
Chung Pui-kuen, Stand News’ editor-in-chief, publicly announced his departure from his position at the news outlet, citing “family reasons” behind his decision.
“I hope everyone will continue to support the Stand News team. They are kind, sincere and perseverant. I am proud of having been a team member.”
— Chung Pui-kuen, former Stand News’ editor-in-chief
Chung is married to Chan Pui-man, a former executive of Apple Daily who is now facing charges under the national security law.
Events / Exhibitions etc
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Steep yourself in nostalgia with HK UNSEEN, an exhibition featuring photos by Canadian Greg Girard that showcase the city in its “Golden Age” (1980s).
Information from the gallery website:
When: 11 November – 12 December 2021
Where: Blue Lotus Gallery, G/F 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Opening hours: Wed–Sun, 11am–6pm , closed on public holidays
Zoom Artist Talk with Greg Girard
Saturday 27 November 2021, 11am: Meet at the gallery or log in online
HK International Literary Festival
A talk featuring new HK fiction from authors Kit Fan and Naoise Dolan is coming up this Saturday! This event is supported by our friends at the Irish Consulate General of Hong Kong.
When: 13 November, 7-8PM
This event is online.
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Less confidence in the rule of law!?
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