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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

2 imported COVID-19 cases recorded

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional imported COVID-19 cases involving a woman and a man who arrived from the Philippines and South Korea.   One of the imported cases is a 56-year-old man who arrived from South Korea. He lives at Amber Garden, 110 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley.   The patient tested negative in Hong Kong on August 16 and travelled to the US on August 18.   He returned to Hong Kong on September 7 by flight KE607 and his specimen collected upon arrival at the airport tested positive with the L452R mutant strain but not the N501Y or E484K mutant genes.   The patient works at Room 602, 6/F, Tesbury Centre, 28 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai and he last went to work on August 17.   The buildings where he resided and worked in Hong Kong during the incubation period are included in a compulsory testing notice.   The centre also reminded specified people linked to Block 1, Bo Shek Mansion, 328 Sha Tsui Road, Tsuen Wan to undergo compulsory testing tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   A total of 62 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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