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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

Tsuen Wan restricted areas set

The Government today made restriction-testing declarations for two residential buildings in Tsuen Wan as preliminary positive cases with unknown sources were detected.   The cases reside in Fu Yung Building, 1-5 Fu Yung Street and Block 4, Belvedere Garden Phase 2.   Considering that the risk of infection in these buildings may be higher, the Government decided to make the declarations after the test results were positive.   The declarations for these buildings took effect from 8pm. People in the area subject to compulsory testing will need to be tested by 1am.   They will be arranged to undergo a nucleic acid test at the temporary specimen collection stations set up there, where staff will collect samples through combined nasal and throat swabs.   The Government will arrange door-to-door specimen collection for people with impaired mobility and seniors.   It aims to finish the exercise at Fu Yung Building by about 7am tomorrow, and the one at Belvedere Garden by 7.30am.
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