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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

Applications for new niches to open

Applications for the new extendable public niches at Wo Hop Shek Columbarium in Fanling will be accepted from May 11 to June 10, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department announced today.        A total of 22,050 extendable niches, including 21,720 standard niches and 330 large niches at Block B, Wo Hop Shek Columbarium Phase VI will be open for application.        Applicants should only file one application form to apply for either a large or standard niche for the same deceased person.   Applicants have to fill in the particulars of at least three deceased people when applying for a large niche. For a standard niche, applicants must fill in at least one deceased person’s details.        Application forms can be downloaded from the department’s website or obtained from its Hong Kong or Kowloon Cemeteries & Crematoria Office, District Environmental Hygiene Offices, and the Home Affairs Department’s Home Affairs Enquiry Centres.   The completed application form together with copies of the required documents should be submitted within the application period by fax at 2333 1716, email, or in person to the Hong Kong or Kowloon Cemeteries & Crematoria Offices, or by post.   Applicants can also submit the application online.        Successful applicants will be notified by SMS, email or post of the serial number of the designated niche allocated.   Applicants can also check the results of their applications on the department’s website, the Hong Kong or Kowloon Cemeteries & Crematoria Offices, or the Public Niche Allocation Office.   Call 2841 9111 for enquiries.
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