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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

Another gold, silver ups medal tally

Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui hailed swimmers Wong Hon-yin and Cheong Sui-kei for bagging two more medals at the 11th National Games for Persons with Disabilities & the Eighth National Special Olympic Games today.   Mr Wong surpassed all other swimmers in the Men’s S14 100m Backstroke event to capture a gold medal, while Ms Cheong won silver in the Women's S14 100m Backstroke event.   Congratulating the two medallists and their team, Mr Tsui said: "Wong Hon-yin and Cheong Sui-kei persevered and gave full play to their skills in the competitions, fully demonstrating the can-do spirit of Hong Kong athletes."
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