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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

Elector registers to be published

The 2021 final registers of electors for geographical constituencies (GCs) and functional constituencies (FCs) will be released on October 29, the Registration & Electoral Office announced today.   Registered electors can log in to the Online Voter Information Enquiry System or call the election hotline on 2891 1001 to check their own registration particulars.   The final register contains 4,472,863 registered electors for GCs and 219,254 registered electors for FCs, representing net increases of about 5,500 and 300 electors compared to the provisional registers. The distribution of electors for the 10 GCs is shown in the attachment.     The Registration & Electoral Office said the aforesaid figures reflect the follow-up actions taken by it, based on the latest information available after the publication of the provisional registers.   It mainly includes people who were listed on the omissions lists and returned reply slips in time to resume their voter registration status, and those who gave the necessary supplementary information.   With the approval of the Revising Officer, they have been included in the final register, the office added.    The Registration & Electoral Office also said electoral records of about 705,000 electors of GCs have been updated for the compilation of the final registers of electors.   The final registers for GCs and FCs will be made available for inspection by specified parties from October 29 at the two offices of the Registration & Electoral Office at 10/F, Harbour Centre in Wan Chai and 13/F, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre.   Eligible organisations and members of the public may make appointments to inspect the registers by calling 2891 4082 or 2891 2070 from tomorrow on a first come, first served basis.
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