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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

83k people vaccinated

About 83,400 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Sinovac vaccine since February 22, while about 300 people received their first dose of the Comirnaty vaccine today, the Government announced.   About 11,000 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   The overall percentage of people who booked and received the Sinovac vaccine at the eight community vaccination centres is about 89%.   As of midnight, two people were sent to hospital for treatment.
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