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Healthcare enters new chapter

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today said primary healthcare development has entered a new chapter under the efforts of the current-term Government.   Mrs Lam made the statement at the District Health Centre - New Journey in Primary Healthcare Ceremony, noting that she advocated in her first Policy Address in 2017 the setting up of District Health Centres (DHCs) that are operated in a brand new mode with a view to enhancing public awareness on preventive healthcare and personal health management through community networks.   To date, DHCs or DHC Expresses have started service in 14 districts. The DHCs will be extended to cover the remaining four districts of Wong Tai Sin, Yuen Long, Southern District and Tsuen Wan, in the next few months.   Mrs Lam noted that upon their presence in all 18 districts within this year, the DHCs and DHC Expresses will serve as the important hardware for promoting the collaboration of primary healthcare services.   She also pointed out that the Food &am

No virus case in restricted area

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise and enforcement operation for the Tsuen Wan restricted area finished today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration last night, requiring people living at Block 1, Bo Shek Mansion, 328 Sha Tsui Road to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. As at midnight, around 570 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation, about 275 people’s test records were checked. One person was found to have not undergone mandatory testing and was issued with a compulsory testing order.   Government staff also visited about 200 households in the restricted area, of which eight did not answer the door. Follow-up measures will be taken.   According to the compulsory testing notice, people who stayed in the building for more than two hours from July 30 to August 22 must undergo compulsory testing by August 24 even if they were not in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.
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