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Re-positive COVID-19 case reported

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional imported COVID-19 cases and a preliminary positive local case which is likely to be a re-positive one.   The centre's Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan told a press briefing this afternoon that the preliminary positive local case involves a 43-year-old man who has not been vaccinated against the virus yet.   He worked at construction sites at 248 Queen's Road East and Shiu Kin Lane in Wan Chai, and last worked on August 3.   The patient has tested negative under the regular testing requirement since May. His deep throat saliva sample submitted via regular testing on August 2 preliminarily tested positive with a Ct value of 36 to 38, which indicates a low viral load.   After admission to hospital on August 3, the patient tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.   Dr Chuang said: “There ma

Old building cleaning enhanced

The Home Affairs Department (HAD) has provided an enhanced cleaning service to over 140 buildings since January 25, around half of which were "three-nil" buildings.   "Three-nil" buildings are those that do not have owners' corporations or any form of residents' organisations, or do not engage property management companies.   To help fight COVID-19, the department's headquarters and District Offices have enhanced the cleaning support services to old and "three-nil" buildings for more than a year, with around 4,500 times of cleaning service provided to over 2,200 "three-nil" buildings.   It is expected to provide services to another 70 buildings by the end of the month.   The District Offices have also contacted the management bodies of buildings which had confirmed cases or been included in the Compulsory Testing Notices to remind them to step up cleaning of their buildings.   From the onset of the epidemic, District Offices contacted the relevant building management bodies over 7,900 times.   Additionally, District Offices have also issued letters to owners' corporations in their districts to remind them to enhance the cleaning of their buildings.
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