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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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19 COVID-19 cases identified

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 19 additional COVID-19 cases, of which seven are locally transmitted including one with an unknown source of infection.   This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 11,499.   The unlinked case involves a 33-year-old man who lives in Tseung Kwan O Village in Tseung Kwan O.   Twelve imported cases arrived from Indonesia, the Philippines, Botswana, Canada, Ireland and Pakistan.   A total of 130 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 48 local ones, of which 15 have unknown sources of infection.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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