🌊Gay Games International: Hong Kong x Mexico
Together, we race against the "aggravating epidemic"
Apparently the gov anti-covid changed recently but I somehow only just got the memo.
“Aggravating” …. interesting choice of words
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Sports | Gay Games co-host HK x Mexico
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Spread COVID caller got COVID
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We love you but I’m a gold digger
COVID cont. |
Mainland docs to work in HK without license - COVID
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Who’s gayer - Hong Kong or Mexico?
The Gay Games, originally to be held this year solely in HK has announced a possibility of co-hosting the delayed games in 2023 between Hong Kong and Guadalajara.
An announcement in late 2021 had already delayed the games to next year, but in light of policies ‘racing against the ‘aggravating epidemic’, organizers decided it would be beneficial to have the game co-hosted in a location with fewer international travel restrictions.
By having Gay Games 11 accessible to participants across two locations we can ensure we meet our aim of being as inclusive as possible while international travel continues to recover. We will still be holding the first Gay Games in Asia, but potentially for the first time in Latin America as well, welcoming the widest possible audience to both cities. There is a huge amount of planning to do and we will be providing more detailed updates as soon as we are in a position to share more information.
Lisa Lam, the co-chair of Gay Games HK
Simultaneously, the HK Gay Games founder, Dennis Philipse announced he will be stepping down from his post as CEO to refocus back on his professional career after volunteering on the delayed games for several years.
COVID in HK
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 2071 (19 imported)
Active cases: 9529
Deaths: 223 (+2 RIP)
Total cases: 25,051
Is it an emergency? No? Don’t call an ambulance
Hospitals are now operating at 90% capacity (the final 10% is an emergency buffer - they cannot run at 100% capacity). Contrary to previous advice, Dr. Chuang says if positive but you’re not dying or in danger (i.e. asymptomatic or mild) don’t call an ambulance. Instead, stay at home, make yourself a cup of tea, and call the HA hotline letting them know you’re still waiting.
No official policy changes regarding home quarantine for positive cases, but regardless, the way things are now, it could take days to get hospitalised or quarantined.
Spread COVID guy gets COVID
A man who was arrested last week for putting up online calls to spread COVID and overwhelm the government and force their hand, has missed a court appearance after prosecution said he might have COVID.
That means he’s still out there….possibly coughing…what an evil genius
It’s time for homegrown memes
MTR accepts WeChat
From Sunday, the MTR’s QR scanning gates will be accepting Union Pay and WeChat Pay. This is in addition to the MTR App’s inbuilt payment system and Ali Pay.
They still won’t accept contactless UGH
KMB has also finished installing QR scanners on all of its 4000 bus fleet. Whether they’ll run all the time is another question…….
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