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Rules for vaccinated staff relaxed

The Government today announced its decision to maintain the current social distancing measures and specified that premises' staff who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course will not be required to undergo regular testing.   The Food & Health Bureau pointed out that the number of local confirmed cases has declined to a lower level.   However, it explained that to continue containing the spread of the disease and to strive for zero case as soon as possible, taking into account the pressure for potential rebound of the epidemic brought by earlier relaxation of social distancing measures and the frequent gatherings among the public during the long holiday, the existing social distancing measures must be maintained for two more weeks.   Noting that the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been smoothly implemented for a while, the bureau said some staff of the catering business premises or scheduled premises have completed the vaccination course, ie after 14 days following

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Police officer tests preliminary positive

Police today said a constable posted to the Kowloon West Regional Crime Unit has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.   The 33-year-old police officer was arranged for a COVID-19 test and put under quarantine after his family member tested positive for the virus on March 18. The officer tested preliminary positive on March 22.   He has no travel history over the past 14 days, wore a face mask when performing his duties and had no contact with the public. His last working day was March 18.   The force said all facilities in the office concerned have been sterilised, and all police officers and civilian staff who might have been in contact with the patient have been arranged to undergo a virus test.   It will also provide information including the officer's duty record and roster to the Department of Health and help arrange for close contacts to undergo quarantine.
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