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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

Mascot naming contest set

The Education Bureau today encouraged parents and students to take part in a naming competition for the family of its Mommy Light and Daddy Light parenting campaign mascots.         The competition aims to enable students and parents to familiarise themselves with the ambassadors of the Positive Parent Campaign and their family members, and understand that good parent-child relationships are important for child development.        The contest will be held in two stages. Students and parents are welcome to suggest creative names for the son and daughter of Mommy Light and Daddy Light at Stage 1.   Ten pairs of names will be selected by a panel of adjudicators for the My Favourite Names vote at Stage 2. The pair of names with the highest number of votes will be given to the two new members.        The winners of the 10 pairs of names selected by the panel of adjudicators at Stage 1 will receive book coupons.   The first three pairs of names with the highest numbers of votes at Stage 2 will become the competition champion, and the first and the second runners-up, and they will receive a certificate and a souvenir.   Entries can be submitted via the campaign website. The deadline for Stage 1 of the competition is May 10. Online voting for Stage 2 will be held from May 24 to June 7.
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