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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 have passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 172.   One of the patients, a 47-year-old man with chronic disease, was admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital's accident & emergency department on December 23 due to shortness of breath. He was admitted to the isolation ward for treatment and later tested positive for COVID-19.   After treatment, the patient’s antibodies tested positive for the virus. His condition continued to deteriorate and he passed away this morning.   Another male patient, aged 66, who also had chronic disease, was transferred to United Christian Hospital from a quarantine centre on December 10. His condition continued to deteriorate and he died this afternoon.
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