Covid-19 has infected more than 362M people and killed over 5.6M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
An outbreak of Delta cases in humans linked to the pet shop worker have prompted tests on hundreds of animals in the Chinese-ruled territory, with 11 hamsters testing positive.
Hong Kong's government has announced that it will create new local legislation that will outlaw a new set of crimes.
Chow Hang Tung is the former leader of the now-disbanded Hong Kong Alliance, which used to organise the city's huge annual candlelight vigils to commemorate those who died in China's 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.
The semi-autonomous city welcomed its newest batch of lawmakers in the Legislative Council after an election held without opposition candidates.
Citizen News, an online news outlet, made the announcement days after police raided and arrested seven people for sedition at a separate pro-democracy news outlet.
Police in Hong Kong, where China has been ramping up control, arrested six staffers of a prominent anti-Beijing news outlet on charges of seditious activities.
Those arrested are affiliated with Stand News, one of the most vocal anti-China news outlets in Hong Kong.
The foreign ministers of the G7 group said Hong Kong's vetting process for Sunday's vote undermined Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy under the "One Country, Two Systems" principle.
Figures showed just 30 percent of the electorate cast ballots but Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam defended the new system and played down the turnout.
Autonomous Chinese city records only 30% votes in the legislature polls – the lowest turnout in three decades.
Anti-Beijing candidates were largely absent as they have declined to run, gone into exile or been detained, while early indications suggested turnout was far lower than the last legislative election.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2022 TRT World.