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3 land parcels to be resumed

The Development Bureau announced today that private land within three land parcels that have been zoned for high-density housing development in the statutory outline zoning plans would be resumed for subsidised housing.        The three land parcels are in Yuen Long and Fanling. The 12,300 sq m of private land, together with adjoining government land of about 3,500 sq m, are expected to produce around 1,600 flats.   The Lands Department has started pre-clearance surveys at all three land parcels and will not accept new applications for lease modification and land exchange concerning these land parcels.   The Government will invoke the Lands Resumption Ordinance for the resumption work. Following the statutory resumption process, it will seek the Chief Executive in Council's authorisation after considering any objections received from affected stakeholders.   The Development Bureau said land supply tops the Government’s policy agenda, noting that around 90 hectares of land w

2 COVID-19 deaths recorded

The Hospital Authority today said two COVID-19 patients have passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 168.   One of the patients, an 86-year-old woman with chronic disease, was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital on December 4 and transferred to North Lantau Hospital on December 28. She tested negative for COVID-19 on January 11 after treatment.   However, her condition deteriorated due to pneumonia and she passed away last night.   Another female patient, aged 90, also had chronic diseases and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital's isolation ward on January 16. Her condition continued to worsen and she died this afternoon.
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