Skip to main content

Featured

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

Inbound traveller jab rules adjusted

The Government announced today that COVID-19 vaccination requirements for inbound travellers will be adjusted from October 29.   Under the adjusted requirements, inbound travellers aged 12 to 17 who have received one dose of the BioNTech vaccine at least 14 days ago are deemed to have complied with the requirements of completing the COVID-19 vaccination course under boarding and quarantine requirements.   From October 29, Hong Kong residents of this age range who hold a recognised vaccination record of one BioNTech vaccine dose and have stayed in Group A specified places on the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day are allowed to board flights for Hong Kong.   Upon arrival in Hong Kong, they are still required to undergo a 21-day quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel with compulsory testing on the 26th day of arrival.   If the relevant people have stayed in Group B specified places on the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day, they are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a designated hotel and compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th days of arrival.   If they have only stayed in Group C specified places on the day of boarding for/arrival in Hong Kong or during the 14 days before that day, they are required to undergo a seven-day quarantine in a designated hotel and compulsory testing on the ninth, 12th, 16th and 19th days of arrival.   The adjusted requirements also allow Hong Kong residents who have received one dose of a recognised COVID-19 vaccine and hold a recognised vaccination record to board for Hong Kong from Group A specified places if they are certified by a medical practitioner for being unfit to receive the second dose on health grounds.   Inbound travellers from Group A specified places must also present at boarding the aforementioned certificate issued by a medical practitioner who is registered in Hong Kong or at the place where the vaccine was administered, in addition to other requirements applicable to this group.   Upon arrival in Hong Kong, they are still required to undergo a 21-day quarantine in a designated hotel and compulsory testing on the 26th day of arrival.   Those who arrive from Group B or Group C specified places must undergo compulsory quarantine and testing in accordance with requirements applicable to non-fully-vaccinated people. In other words, they have to undergo 21 or 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a designated hotel respectively without any shortening of the quarantine period.   Click here for details.
http://dlvr.it/SBL44B

Popular Posts