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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

3 imported COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating three additional imported COVID-19 cases involving patients who arrived from Israel, Japan and Qatar.   One of them, a 36-year-old woman, lives in Tung Shun Hing Building, 22 Chi Kiang Street in To Kwa Wan and received two doses of the BioNTech vaccine in June and July in Hong Kong.   She tested negative in Hong Kong on August 21 and travelled to Nigeria on August 22. She returned on September 10 by flight QR818, and her specimen collected upon arrival tested positive for COVID-19 and carried the L452R mutant strain.   She works at 28/F, Lee & Man Commercial Centre in North Point, and was last there on August 21.   Epidemiological investigation and contact tracing are ongoing. As a precaution, the building where the patient resided and worked during the incubation period have been included in a compulsory testing notice. Specified people who had been present at the relevant venues at specified periods must undergo compulsory testing by tomorrow.   A total of 47 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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