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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

9 imported COVID-19 cases recorded

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating nine additional imported COVID-19 cases involving patients who arrived from the UK, Indonesia, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan and Serbia.   The centre is also investigating an overseas case involving a 14-year-old girl who lives at Block 1, Grand Garden, 61 South Bay Road in Repulse Bay. She had received two doses of the BioNTech vaccine on July 29 and August 21 in Hong Kong.   Her sample collected on September 5 in Hong Kong tested negative for COVID-19. She travelled to the UK on September 8 on Cathay Pacific flight CX251.   The UK health authority notified the centre on September 20 that her specimen collected in the UK on September 10 tested positive. She remained asymptomatic.   The centre is following up on the case with the UK health authority and epidemiological investigations and contact tracing are underway.   The building where the patient stayed in Hong Kong was included in a compulsory testing notice yesterday, requiring relevant people to undergo testing.   A total of 38 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of them are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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