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More HZMB private car quotas set

The governments of Hong Kong and Macau have agreed to increase the regular quotas for Hong Kong cross-boundary non-commercial private cars using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to Macau, the Transport Department announced today.   The decision was made to enhance traffic flow between Hong Kong and Macau, better utilising the bridge, the department said.   It will increase the Hong Kong quota by 1,000, following the earlier quota allocation of 1,800 for Hong Kong.   The additional quota will be distributed in two phases from the second quarter.   Half of the additional 1,000 quota allocations is for company applicants and the other half is for individual applicants. The quotas are valid for no more than three years. The eligibility criteria of quota applications remains the same.   Private cars allocated with Hong Kong quotas will be permitted to access the city of Macau multiple times using the bridge.   The Hong Kong quota allotments will be re-allocated upon expiry thro

61 COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today said it is investigating 61 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 55 are locally transmitted.   Among the local cases, 26 have unknown sources of infection.   Another 29 cases are linked with previous ones, including one from the Tseung Kwan O - Lam Tin Tunnel construction site cluster.   The centre reported that half of the cases with unknown infection sources were found in Yau Tsim Mong District, including five residents of the specified area in Yau Ma Tei to Jordan.   Meanwhile, eight more buildings are now covered by compulsory testing notices.   Two of them are inside the specified area in Yau Ma Tei to Jordan, while two others are in the specified area in Sham Shui Po. The remaining four are The Grandiose Block 3 and Verbena Heights Block 3 in Tseung Kwan O, Healey Building in Yuen Long and Yuet Chui Court in Chai Wan.   The CHP added that new COVID-19 cases were detected at three units of Kensington Plaza at 98 Parkes Street in Jordan, taking the number of cases in that building to 10.   A total of five units have been affected so far, four of which face the same direction.   The centre inspected the building with relevant government departments and experts this afternoon to investigate the virus transmission route.   Taking into account expert opinions, the CHP decided to carry out prudent measures on infection control before relevant departments completed their inspection of the building's pipes.   The Department of Health will issue quarantine orders to all asymptomatic residents of the building's C units on all floors and transfer them to quarantine centres, while symptomatic residents will be sent to hospital for treatment.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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