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More HZMB private car quotas set

The governments of Hong Kong and Macau have agreed to increase the regular quotas for Hong Kong cross-boundary non-commercial private cars using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to Macau, the Transport Department announced today.   The decision was made to enhance traffic flow between Hong Kong and Macau, better utilising the bridge, the department said.   It will increase the Hong Kong quota by 1,000, following the earlier quota allocation of 1,800 for Hong Kong.   The additional quota will be distributed in two phases from the second quarter.   Half of the additional 1,000 quota allocations is for company applicants and the other half is for individual applicants. The quotas are valid for no more than three years. The eligibility criteria of quota applications remains the same.   Private cars allocated with Hong Kong quotas will be permitted to access the city of Macau multiple times using the bridge.   The Hong Kong quota allotments will be re-allocated upon expiry thro

7 imported COVID-19 cases found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating seven additional imported COVID-19 cases involving patients who arrived from India, the Philippines and Ghana.   The centre is also investigating an overseas infection case involving a 47-year-old male cargo flight crew member who lives at Tower 11, Carmel Cove, Phase 3, Caribbean Coast in Tung Chung. He received two doses of the BioNTech vaccine on April 7 and April 29 in Hong Kong.   Having tested negative for COVID-19 in Hong Kong by a sample collected on September 17, he departed for Australia on September 20 by flight HX2017. On September 22, he returned to Hong Kong by flight HX2018 and tested negative upon arrival on the same day. He then returned to his residence for medical surveillance.   The Australian health authority yesterday notified the centre that the man’s specimen collected in Australia on September 20 tested positive for COVID-19. He remained asymptomatic and was sent to the hospital for treatment. The first sample collected after admission tested negative and the hospital will arrange further tests.   The centre is following up on the case with the Australian health authority. Epidemiological investigation and contact tracing are underway.   As a prudent measure, the building where the man resided in Hong Kong was included in a compulsory testing notice yesterday, requiring relevant people to undergo testing.   Additionally, the centre reminds specified people linked to Tower 2, Le Prestige, LOHAS Park in Tseung Kwan O to get tested tomorrow in accordance with a compulsory testing notice.   A total of 36 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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