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270 COVID-19 cases recorded

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 270 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 116 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 154 were identified via rapid antigen tests.   Among the new cases, 31 are imported while the rest are locally infected.   Since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic, 1,199,227 people have contracted the virus. One more patient passed away, bringing the total number of deaths in the fifth wave to 9,163.   Moreover, the Hospital Authority announced that a staff member of Haven of Hope Hospital’s catering department tested positive through a rapid antigen test on Thursday. Contact tracing revealed that four more employees from the same department who had dined or stayed in the same accommodation as the patient had also caught COVID-19. These four staff and seven other staff who have been identified as close contacts will be quarantined.   As a precautionary measure, the hospital’s catering department has temporarily suspended o

3 govt sites to be let

Three pieces of government land in the New Territories will be let by tender to eligible brownfield operators affected by the land resumption and clearance exercises before or within 2022 under relevant government development projects.   Announcing the tender today, the Lands Department said the three sites in Ping Che of North District and Tuen Mun will be let by way of short-term tenancy and the tender will close at noon on November 18.   The relevant projects include First Phase Development of Kwu Tung North/Fanling North New Development Areas, First Phase Development of Hung Shui Kiu/Ha Tsuen New Development Area, Public Housing Developments at Kam Tin South, First Phase of Public Housing Development at Wang Chau, Public Housing Developments at Long Bin and Development of Lok Ma Chau Loop - Main Works Package 1.   Business operators affected by these development projects will be offered statutory compensation or ex-gratia allowances as an alternative, subject to fulfilment of relevant eligibility criteria.   The three pieces of land to be let are suitable for storage and workshop uses. Click here for details.
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