Skip to main content

Featured

Kai Tak site accident being probed

The Government expressed that it is highly concerned about an accident involving the collapse of a bamboo scaffold at a Kai Tak construction site today in which two workers were killed and three others injured.   A preliminarily investigation by the Buildings Department (BD) found that the scaffold, measuring about 15m by 8m, fell to the ground from the external wall on the 19th floor of a building under construction.   The BD said it will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the incident, including whether the scaffold, as temporary works, complied with the Buildings Ordinance and whether the registered contractor and any related persons have properly discharged their responsibilities.   It added that if anyone is found in contravention of the ordinance, it will take follow-up actions, including instigating prosecution and referring to the Contractors Disciplinary Board for disciplinary proceedings.   The Labour Department (LD) also launched an immed

1 imported COVID-19 case identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating one additional imported COVID-19 case involving the L452R mutant strain.   The patient is an eight-year-old girl who arrived from Korea, a medium-risk place. She tested positive at Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre and is a close contact of another imported case patient.   Separately, the centre reminds specified people linked to Towers 1, 2 and 3, Hampton Place in Tai Kok Tsui to undergo mandatory testing tomorrow in accordance with a compulsory testing notice.   To provide free testing service for citizens subject to compulsory testing, the Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection station at the open-air car park on G/F, Hampton Place in Tai Kok Tsui and set up a mobile specimen collection station at Ocean Park Car Park tomorrow.   In view of patients linked to two previous imported cases who had stayed in Hong Kong during the incubation period, people who had been present at three specified premises must undergo additional testing. Those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course still need to get tested.   Furthermore, three schools where an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infection or influenza-like illness occurred are covered in the same compulsory testing notice. However, people who have finished their jab course can be exempted.   A total of 41 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
http://dlvr.it/SD8Vzk

Popular Posts