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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

New bus interchange to open

The bus interchange at Tseung Kwan O Tunnel Toll Plaza (Kowloon bound) will open on the morning of May 1.   Thirty bus routes will stop at the interchange, including 15 whole-day, four early morning-only and 11 peak-only bus services.   Passengers changing buses for designated routes there will enjoy fare concessions.   Shelters, seats and display panels showing estimated bus arrival times are provided at the interchange.
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