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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

TD extends online booking service

​The Transport Department today announced that it has extended its online appointment booking service to cover the submission of over-the-counter applications for all driving licences and four types of driving tests.   From today, the public can book an appointment for over-the-counter applications at the department’s Licensing Offices for full driving licences (first issue), probationary driving licences, learner’s driving licences, driving instructor’s licences, direct issue of full driving licences and temporary driving licences.   They can also make an online appointment to apply for a driving test for private car, light goods vehicle, motorcycle and motor tricycle.   The opening period for online appointments is 10 weeks.   An applicant may submit one application for the above-mentioned driving licences within a scheduled time slot.   If an applicant makes an appointment to apply for a driving test, he or she may also submit an application for a learner’s driving licence under the name of the same applicant at the same time.   Additionally, iAM Smart holders can make online appointment bookings for counter services at the department's Licensing Offices through the system.   The Licensing Offices are open 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.
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