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2 imported COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional COVID-19 cases involving men who arrived from Tanzania and the US.   Meanwhile, the centre was notified yesterday of a confirmed case in the UK concerning a 46-year-old man who left Hong Kong for London on Cathay Pacific flight CX251 on July 15. His specimen collected on July 17 tested positive for COVID-19. He was asymptomatic. The centre is following up on the case with the British health authority and epidemiological investigations are underway.   As a prudent measure, Rosedale Hotel Hong Kong, Causeway Bay where the patient had stayed during the incubation period was put under a compulsory testing notice last night, requiring people who had been at the venue for more than two hours from July 4 to 28 to get tested on or before July 31.   A total of 25 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days and all of them were imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Gover

435k people get vaccinated

About 435,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 429,500 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 5,600 people getting their second dose.   About 8,500 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them about 6,200 received the jabs at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs).   About 2,300 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 5,100 people received their second dose of Sinovac vaccine today, including about 4,900 people vaccinated at the CVCs and about 200 people through private doctors and clinics.   As of 8pm, about 4,400 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online in the past 24 hours.   No people were sent to the hospital for treatment.
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