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UK group in breach of national security law
National Security Law
Hong Kong Watch, an organisation based in the UK, has been informed by Hong Kong’s police that their website violates the national security law. They claimed the group has been “engaging in activities seriously interfering in the affairs of the HKSAR and jeopardising national security of the People’s Republic of China” and gave them 72 hours to take down the website.
The letter from the police warned that the group could be charged for colluding with foreign bodies and that if the site isn’t taken down the founder could be jailed and fined HK$100,000.
Unlicensed trucks in HK are OK in times of ‘war’
The government is allowing trucks from mainland China to enter Hong Kong without local registration under the use of an emergency law.
“In this time of war, every action has to be quick. [We] can no longer follow the way of thinking during ordinary times and abide by typical rules.”
— Chief Executive Carrie Lam
The vehicles are bringing in medical and food supplies to help with the city’s fight to handle the worst virus wave to hit HK since the start of the pandemic.
Speaking of help coming in from the mainland, the first group of 75 medical staff have arrived in HK to assist with the COVID situation. 1,000 medical staff in total are scheduled to help out with treatment measures.
New cases: 26,908 (12,040 PCR tests, 14,868 RATs)
Deaths caused by COVID-19 hit a record daily high of 249 on Monday. There have been 4,000 deaths in HK ever since the latest wave of Omicron broke out in the city. Read this article for an inside look at a city struggling to cope with the fifth wave’s consequences.
Do any of you remember that COVID-19 medication my mom sent me a photo of that I mentioned in this High Tide a week ago? Well, it turns out that it may be linked to liver failure, but we’re not 100% sure yet. Please consult your Chinese medicine doctor before taking this medication.
The government has dedicated six more clinics to treat COVID-19 patients who are both in low and high-risk categories. “The six newly activated designated clinics are Wan Tsui General Out-patient Clinic, Wang Tau Hom Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic, Lam Tin Polyclinic General Out-patient Clinic, Shek Kip Mei General Out-patient Clinic, Tsing Yi Town General Out-patient Clinic and Madam Yung Fung Shee Health Centre”.
A new vaccination centre that caters to students is opening in Causeway Bay on Wednesday this week (tomorrow!).
621 people test positive for COVID-19 during overnight operations in six buildings in Tuen Mun, Wong Tai Sin and Kwun Tong (see the building names here)
Lockdown in Tuen Mun’s Tsui Ning Garden found 41 COVID cases
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A virtual St. Patrick’s Day celebration
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Hong Kong with a special upcoming virtual event hosted by the Irish Consulate General next week, with notable guest appearances from Olympic medalist Siobhan Haughey and singer-songwriter Serrini.
When: 17th March, 6:30 p.m.
Details: Sign up for the virtual St. Patrick’s event here
Hong Kong Arts Festival
Watch live-streamed operas and concerts, and even some one-on-one interactive live theatre! Make sure to register in advance – each show has its own attendance policy.
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