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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

HK triumphs at national games

Hong Kong athletes won two more gold medals and one bronze at the 11th National Games for Persons with Disabilities & the Eighth National Special Olympic Games today.   Lee Ming-yip and Tong Chi-ming of the table tennis team secured a gold medal in the Men's Doubles TT7 race, while swimmer Cheong Sui-kei scored another gold in the Women's S14 400m Freestyle event.   The Men's SB13 100m Breaststroke bronze went to Lip Kin-kwan.   Extending his heartfelt congratulations to the medal winners, Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui expressed hope that Hong Kong athletes would continue to perform at their best.   He said: “Hong Kong athletes excelled in the competitions and their achievements fully demonstrate that their hard training has paid off.”   Twenty-three athletes from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region delegation are competing in the athletics, swimming and table tennis events.   They have performed brilliantly, earning eight gold, one silver and five bronze medals so far.
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