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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

Cantonese Opera Day on Nov 28

The 19th Cantonese Opera Day will be held on November 28, comprising opera excerpts and operatic songs, talks and demonstrations as well as an exhibition on opera heritage.   The event will start with a chat session at noon at the Space Museum, with free admission tickets to be distributed at the entrance of the museum’s Lecture Hall from 11 am. Each person is entitled to one ticket.   It will be followed by other activities at the Cultural Centre and free tickets will be distributed from 9 am on November 18 at the centre’s enquiry counter. Each person may choose a maximum of four activities.   Admission tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.   Call 2268 7325 for enquiries.
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