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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

Tseung Kwan O restricted area set

The Government tonight made a restriction-testing declaration for Tower 2, Le Prestige, LOHAS Park in Tseung Kwan O where a preliminary positive imported COVID-19 case involving a woman with the L452R mutant strain had resided before.   The Centre for Health Protection said the case involves a 42-year-old woman who is asymptomatic and had received two doses of the BioNTech vaccine in Hong Kong in May.   The patient travelled to the US on August 24 and her pre-departure tests conducted on August 22 in Hong Kong tested negative for the virus.   She returned to Hong Kong on September 5 on flight CX883. Her specimen collected upon arrival at the airport tested preliminary positive with the L452R mutant strain, but not the N501Y or E484K mutant genes.   The patient had stayed in Hong Kong from August 15 to 24. She works at Unit 807, 8/F, Block A, Focal Industrial Centre in Hung Hom and last went to work on August 20.   As the case involves a mutant strain, the Government decided to make a restriction-testing declaration for Tower 2, Le Prestige, LOHAS Park where the patient lives.   The declaration took effect from 7pm and aims to be finished at about 7am tomorrow. People in the restricted area are required to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing before 1am tomorrow.   Those who have undergone testing from September 4 to 6 and can provide an SMS notification through a mobile phone or related certification containing the test results do not need to be tested again.   According to the latest compulsory testing notice, people who had been at this building for more than two hours from August 15 to September 6 must undergo compulsory testing by September 8 even if they were not in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.   Moreover, the patient's workplace and the places she had visited during the incubation period are also subject to compulsory testing.
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