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4 imported COVID-19 cases found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional imported COVID-19 cases, three of which involve the L452R mutant strain while the remaining case’s mutation test result is pending.   The four patients arrived from the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. All of them tested positive for the virus during quarantine.   A total of 64 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days. One is a local case with an unknown infection source and the rest are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage. http://dlvr.it/S9x3zz

Target group testing extended

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today announced that free COVID-19 testing services for targeted groups will continue, with the online registration deadline for testing extended to March 31.   Voluntary testing will be arranged for high-exposure groups such as frontline staff of catering businesses, staff and personnel working in markets, licensed hawkers and cold store practitioners.   People in high-exposure groups who have already registered and undergone testing may register again.   Under the scheme, the testing agency, Prenetics, will provide one-stop services covering specimen taking and testing.   Call 3008 8319 for enquiries.
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