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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

No COVID-19 cases in restricted area

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise and enforcement operation for the Happy Valley restricted area finished today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration last night, requiring people at Way Man Court, 50-52 Village Road to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. As at 11pm, around 130 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement action, about 20 people's test records were checked and all of them have undergone mandatory testing.   The Government also assigned staff to visit around 50 households, of which five did not answer the door. Follow-up measures will be taken.   According to the compulsory testing notice issued yesterday, people who had been at the premises for more than two hours from October 29 to November 19 must undergo compulsory testing by November 21 even if they were not in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.
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