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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

6 imported virus cases found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating six additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   Five of the new cases involve mutant strains and the mutation test result of the remaining case is pending.   Among the six patients, aged 30 to 69, four arrived in Hong Kong from high-risk places while the others were from medium-risk places.   Five of them tested positive for the virus during quarantine, including one patient who is a close contact of a previous imported case.   The remaining patient, a close contact of another three previous imported cases, tested positive at a hospital where he accompanied one of the infected people.   A total of 60 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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