In the early days of Covid-19, Indigenous leaders used their voice and averted a catastrophe | Fiona Stanley and Marcia Langton
Despite underfunded services, early Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership saved hundreds of lives – this is what is possible when we are listened toConsultation is not a new concept. Neithe...
London’s Riverside Studios to enter administration
The Hammersmith arts centre, which faces soaring energy bills and debt from its redevelopment, said it has struggled to rebuild revenue streams after the pandemicLondon’s Riverside Studios has begun t...
Margaret Ferrier should be suspended for 30 days for Covid breach, says MPs’ watchdog
Possibility of byelection in Rutherglen and Hamilton West after sanctions recommended for MP who took train in 2020 despite positive test Politics live – latest updatesAn MP who broke Covid rules in t...
Government disposed of 3bn items of PPE bought in pandemic, data shows
Department of Health and Social Care in England has removed 269,500 pallets of PPE from its stockThe government has disposed of more than 3bn items of personal protective equipment (PPE) it bought dur...
9 million people expected to pass through Hong Kong’s border control points over Ching Ming Festival, Easter as authorities estimate post-Covid visitor surge
Immigration Department predicts sharp year-on-year increase in travellers during first long holiday after lifting of Covid-19 travel curbs.
Covid vaccine booster doses only needed for high-risk groups, WHO says
Guidance says strong population-level immunity due to infection and vaccination means boosters have less impactOnly high-risk groups should receive ongoing Covid-19 booster doses because strong popula...
Hong Kong’s property market gathers momentum as pre-owned home prices jump by the most since May 2020
An index of pre-owned homes in Hong Kong rose to a four-month high of 345.9, following a 2.22 per cent increase in prices. One analyst expects the price gain to reach 6 per cent in the first quarter.
Covid vaccines past ‘use by’ date given to patients at Hong Kong private clinic – investigation launched
Department of Health on routine check finds 14 people given expired BioNTech bivalent vaccine shots at Kowloon Bay medical centre.
Covid inquiry under fire for giving Wales and Northern Ireland three weeks each
Scheduling makes Wales hearing look like ‘poorer relative’, say unions, while NI families say at least six weeks is neededPolitics live - latest updatesBereaved families have strongly criticised propo...
Boris Johnson jokes he was given Partygate fine for ‘eating lunch at his desk’
Former prime minister told audience in Lagos that his fine from police for breaking Covid laws was ‘bizarre’Boris Johnson has made light of his police fine for the Partygate scandal during a speech in...
‘It’s way beyond just science’: untangling the hunt for Covid’s origins – podcast
Three years after much of the world was forced into Covid lockdowns, the precise origins of the virus are still hazy, and the hunt is bringing scientists into confrontation with political forces that...
‘Being truthful is essential’: scientist who stumbled upon Wuhan Covid data speaks out
Florence Débarre’s discovery of genetic data online showed for first time that animals susceptible to coronavirus were present at marketOne of the most compelling clues to the origins of the Covid-19...
Covid app for England and Wales discontinued as usage dwindles
Exclusive: Wind-down of NHS contact-tracing app part of drive to ‘learn to live’ with coronavirusThe Covid contact-tracing app for England and Wales, which was downloaded 31m times during the course o...
In a sceptical era, understand this: vaccines do work - and our children need them| Devi Sridhar
Covid accelerated a decline in vaccinations in England. We have to make a stronger case for them, and ensure everyone can get themIn 1959, at the age of 29, the promising England footballer Jeff Hall...
Hong Kong weighs halt to stores serving mainland Chinese tour groups amid complaints of crowding, hygiene issues
Travel Industry Authority conducts inspections at various districts, while Post visit to To Kwa Wan finds crowds in residential areas.
‘I felt pushed out’: long Covid sufferers fight for fairness in the workplace
Sarah Barley-McMullen says she felt unable to stay in her post as a senior academic as her employers were unwilling to accommodate her needsTwo-thirds of UK workers with long Covid have faced unfair t...
Two-thirds of UK workers with long Covid have faced unfair treatment, says report
TUC and charity call for better support and legal right to reasonable adjustments at work for sufferers ‘I felt pushed out’: long Covid sufferers fight for fairness in workplaceUK ministers should act...
Coronavirus: more mainland Chinese visitors in Hong Kong, but they’re not rushing for bivalent vaccine booster shots
Anticipating demand, private clinics charging up to HK$2,800 per shot have advertised on social media since January.