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HK logs 3.3k COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 3,362 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 493 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,869 via rapid antigen tests.   Separately, 118 imported cases were detected.   Furthermore, seven residential care homes for the elderly and one for disabled people logged nine cases involving their residents.   The Hospital Authority reported that 33 patients passed away in public hospitals. According to a preliminary analysis, the cause of death for 13 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 20 patients was unrelated.   It also registered six more critical cases, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 99.   As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Kowloon City districts, the respective district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to relevant residents as well as cleaning

Novel-themed stamps to be issued

Hongkong Post will launch a special stamp issue and associated philatelic products themed on the classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.   The stamp set adopts paintings created by renowned artist Tung Pui-sun in its design, enabling collectors to appreciate the novel's remarkable moments.        The set of six stamps and two stamp sheetlets features eight of the popular scenes in the novel.   To underscore these dynamic scenes on the stamp sheetlets, the stamps of both are specially made in a triangular shape, making them precious collectibles.        The stamp set also comprises a collector pack and collector card, two brand new products.   Advance orders for the philatelic products are available online until March 16.   Click here for details.
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