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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

No virus case in restricted area

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise and enforcement operation for the restricted area in Ap Lei Chau finished today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It exercised the power under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation on April 23 to make a restriction-testing declaration to require people within the specified restricted area at Block 10, Yee Lai Court, South Horizons to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing.   The Government also issued a compulsory testing notice to those who had been present at the building for more than two hours from April 10 to 23 to undergo mandatory testing by April 25 even if they were not at the building when the declaration took effect.   Around 950 residents were tested.   The Government then checked about 260 people’s test records during the enforcement operation at the building. Nobody was found to have not undergone compulsory testing.   It also assigned staff to visit around 330 households in the building, of which about 30 households did not answer the door. Those residents are urged to contact the Government to arrange testing as soon as possible.
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