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Jab pass plan to expand

The vaccine pass arrangement will be implemented in designated healthcare premises under the Food & Health Bureau, the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority (HA) starting June 13, the Government announced today.   The vaccine pass arrangement is applicable to the 13 types of designated healthcare premises primarily providing non-emergency or non-urgent medical services through appointments, such as HA specialist out-patient clinics, and government dental clinics and orthodontic clinics.   Service users and visitors at designated healthcare premises must present upon request their vaccination record, including recovery record, medical exemption certificate, or the negative result proof of a nucleic acid test that is only applicable to service users for staff members' checking. There is no need to scan the vaccine pass QR code.   Service users and visitors who enter the designated healthcare premises for collecting RAT kits, undergoing COVID-19 testing or receivin

HK reports 6 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating six additional COVID-19 cases, one of which is a local case linked with a 27-year-old male airline ground crew member carrying the L452R strain.   The male patient also works part-time at Uptown Plaza in Tai Po and the local linked case is a 24-year-old woman who is his colleague.   She last went to work on June 23 and was arranged to go to a quarantine centre on June 24 as a close contact of the male patient.   The woman developed a fever on June 26 and was admitted to hospital the same day.   The centre’s investigations revealed that she had not received a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health’s Public Health Laboratory Services Branch is carrying out genetic analysis to identify whether the patient carries any mutant strain.   The Government will arrange for Block 10, Tai Po Centre, Tai Po, where the patient lives, her workplace and the places she had visited during the incubation and infectious period to be included in a compulsory testing notice today.   The remaining five newly reported cases are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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