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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

Vaccination bookings reopen Mar 1

The online booking for the Sinovac vaccine will commence again at 9am on March 1, while that of the Comirnaty vaccine will open by the middle of this week.   The Government made the statement today in response to media enquiries on the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.   It said members of the public can make reservations to get vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccine at the eight community vaccination centres and the Hospital Authority’s 18 general out-patient clinics for the period until March 28.   For the Comirnaty vaccine, online booking for vaccination will open by the middle of this week. Detailed arrangements will be announced shortly.
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