More than 20 pro-democracy activists have appeared in a Hong Kong court accused of joining or organising a gathering on June 4 to mark the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre – the gathering was prohibited due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refutes claims that the 12 detained people were democracy activists and said they were trying to separate Hong Kong from China.
Some fear cells collected from nasal and throat swabs for coronavirus testing can also be used to generate DNA profiles.
Up to 60 healthcare professionals will be part of a team based in the territory’s first makeshift hospital.
As international criticism grows over new measures threatening Hong Kong’s autonomy, Beijing warns others to stay out of its affairs.
Coronavirus cluster at the city’s biggest wholesale market triggers strict lockdown.
As Hong Kong reports few new daily cases, major state examination to go ahead with virus measures in place.
Singapore and Hong Kong extend travel and business restrictions and mass migration has been banned in Indonesia ahead of Ramadan.
South Korea and China intensify measures in a bid to stem the virus.
Demonstrators say the concession will not stop them from protesting against what they see as an unjust leadership and China’s influence.