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3 land parcels to be resumed

The Development Bureau announced today that private land within three land parcels that have been zoned for high-density housing development in the statutory outline zoning plans would be resumed for subsidised housing.        The three land parcels are in Yuen Long and Fanling. The 12,300 sq m of private land, together with adjoining government land of about 3,500 sq m, are expected to produce around 1,600 flats.   The Lands Department has started pre-clearance surveys at all three land parcels and will not accept new applications for lease modification and land exchange concerning these land parcels.   The Government will invoke the Lands Resumption Ordinance for the resumption work. Following the statutory resumption process, it will seek the Chief Executive in Council's authorisation after considering any objections received from affected stakeholders.   The Development Bureau said land supply tops the Government’s policy agenda, noting that around 90 hectares of land w

2 COVID-19 deaths recorded

The Hospital Authority today said two COVID-19 patients have passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 201.   One of them, a 69-year-old man with chronic diseases, was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s accident and emergency department on January 17 due to a cough and sore throat.   He subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the isolation ward for treatment. He was transferred to the intensive care unit as his condition deteriorated and he died this morning.   Another patient, an 83-year-old woman also with chronic diseases, went to the same accident and emergency department on January 22 due to a fever and shortness of breath.   She was admitted to the isolation ward for treatment after testing positive for COVID-19. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she passed away this morning.
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