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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

Vaccinated driver measures set

Cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers who receive a message in the Yuekang Code system showing that they have received two vaccine doses after 14 days are not required to undergo a nucleic acid test once every day.   The Transport Department announced today that the measure will be effective from midnight tomorrow.   For those drivers who receive a message in the Yuekang Code system showing that they have received two vaccine doses after 14 days, when they enter Shenzhen and Zhuhai they are only required to possess proof of a negative nucleic acid test result conducted within 72 hours.   They can gain access through an ordinary immigration clearance area by scanning the Yuekang Code message directly and complete the clearance procedure.   For those drivers who have not been vaccinated, have not received two vaccine doses or have received two vaccine doses for less than 14 days or have not yet received a message on the Yuekang Code system, in addition to possessing proof of a negative result of a nucleic acid test conducted within 72 hours when entering Shenzhen and Zhuhai, they are required to undergo a nucleic acid test at the sampling collection point in Mainland control points when they first enter Shenzhen and Zhuhai daily.   As of yesterday, the system had completed the registration of more than 4,200 cross-boundary drivers.   Since the implementation of the vaccination programme, around 6,900 cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers have received the first vaccine dose and around 6,200 have received their second dose, representing 98% and nearly 90% of active drivers.
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