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In Brief

HK apologizes to hotel guests
Hong Kong's chief executive Donald Tsang yesterday apologized to the guests quarantined in a city hotel for seven days over swine flu fears, while defending the decision to isolate them. Hong Kong's Metropark hotel, and the 300 staff and guests inside, has been sealed off since last Friday following the discovery that a Mexican visitor had tested positive for the A(H1N1) virus. "What we have done is in the interests of both themselves and the public health," Tsang told reporters. "Our thanks and apologies go in particular to those in the Metropark hotel. You are our guests. You are supposed to be here to enjoy yourselves, visit friends and do business. But to contain the virus, there is a need for strict action when we discover the first case."
Britain's blacklist
Britain for the first time has published a list of people barred from entering the country for what the government says is fostering extremism or hatred. The list includes popular American talk-radio host Michael Savage, who has called the Muslim holy book, the Quran, a "book of hate." The list also includes Americans Stephen Donald Black, a white supremacist, and anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps.


Updated : 2020-11-30 13:42 GMT+08:00