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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

HK reports 5 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating five additional COVID-19 cases, of which two are locally transmitted.   The new cases involve three men and two women aged between six and 66.   The two local cases, involving a 66-year-old man and a six-year-old boy, are epidemiologically linked with a local case. They live at Block 3 of Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun where a confirmed case was detected earlier this week.   Additionally, the centre detected two preliminary cases at Block 3 of Oi Fai House. They are family members residing in a unit 32.   So far, four confirmed and two preliminary positive COVID-19 cases have been detected in the same building.   In view of a confirmed case previously detected at a unit 31 and an investigation revealed that units 9 and 10 and 31 and 32 separately share a common soil pipe, the centre took into account the opinions from experts and decided to carry out more prudent infection control measures.   The Department of Health will further issue quarantine orders to all asymptomatic residents in units 10, 31 and 32 on all floors of Block 3 of Oi Fai House and transfer them to quarantine centres, whereas symptomatic residents will be sent to the hospital for treatment.   The three imported cases arrived from the Philippines, Pakistan and Indonesia.   A total of 124 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 23 local ones, of which 10 have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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