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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

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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