HKU on Coronavirus (Apr 14-May 21)


HKU in the news (Apr 14-May 21)

May 20 HKU microbiologist makes his determination after inspecting the private and public laboratories that handled the specimen testing, hence restarts clock on zero untraceable cases as boy confirmed as infected (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung) (link)

May 16 HKU -developed COVID-19 nasal vaccine completes first phrase of clinical trial with little side effects and hopes to be on the market in three years (Professor Ivan Hung) (link)

May 11 HKU begins recruits local secondary students to take COVID-19 vaccines and 9 students already took BioNTech jabs (Professor Lau Yu-Lung) (link)

May 10 HKUMed and CUHK study finds hepatitis C drug an prevent coronavirus from replicating, might help in Covid-19 treatment (link)

May 2 HKUMed genome sequencing study finds 100% match between the latest two mutated COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong and the first variant case detected in the community (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung) (link)

Apr 24 HKU Dean of Medicine proposes arrivals to Hong Kong who received two COVID-19 vaccines may shorten their quarantine to seven days in their own homes (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)

Apr 22 HKU microbiologist reveals sample contamination at Hong Kong Covid-19 testing lab could explain high number of positive results in single day (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung) (link)

Apr 19 HKU cross-disciplinary team helps to uncover 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong (link)