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Civil Aid Service holds parade

The Civil Aid Service (CAS) held the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and CAS 70th Anniversary Parade today at the Police College.   Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki officiated at the ceremony and acted as the reviewing officer for the parade.   To demonstrate national identity and patriotic sentiment for the motherland, the CAS has fully adopted from today, the Chinese-style foot drill that requires exacting standards, and demonstrated the drill's protocols for the first time in the parade.   As an auxiliary force under the Security Bureau, the CAS has been honouring the pledge of "provide emergency relief, serve the community" and has been rendering immediate assistance during emergencies to protect Hong Kong citizens.   During the COVID-19 epidemic, the CAS has remained steadfast on the front line of the anti-epidemic operations by rapidly assisting in setting up a number of community isolation faci

2 COVID-19 deaths recorded

The Hospital Authority today said two COVID-19 patients passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 161.   One of them, an 80-year-old female patient with chronic illness and close contact history was admitted to the isolation ward of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on November 29 due to a fever and cough.   Her condition continued to deteriorate and she was transferred to the intensive care unit on December 1. She passed away last night.   The second patient, a 67-year-old man with chronic diseases was sent to the same hospital’s accident & emergency department on December 10 due to shortness of breath.   He subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the intensive care unit. He passed away this afternoon.
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