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Tuen Mun testing exercise done

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise and enforcement operation for the restricted area in Tuen Mun finished today with no positive COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration yesterday evening, requiring people within the specified area to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing.   The area covered JC Place Tower 1 in Castle Peak Bay where 380 citizens were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation, about 100 people’s test records were checked. Nobody was found to have not undergone mandatory testing.   Government staff also visited around 120 households in the restricted area, of which six did not answer the door. Such households are urged to contact the Government promptly to arrange testing.   According to the compulsory testing notice issued yesterday, those who had stayed in the building within a specified period for more than two hours must undergo testing by tomorrow even if they were not in the restr

Travel document measures set

The Immigration Department announced today that new measures will be introduced on November 29 for the application and collection of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region travel documents on the Mainland.   From that day, the Immigration Divisions of the five Mainland Offices of the Hong Kong SAR Government will not only process replacement applications for passports but also the first applications for passports as well as replacement applications for Documents of Identity for Visa Purposes and Re-entry Permits submitted by eligible applicants.        Eligible applicants holding valid Hong Kong permanent identity cards who submit a first or replacement application through the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices, or submit applications directly to the Immigration Department in person, by post, drop-in, through the Internet or the department’s mobile app, may choose to collect the Hong Kong SAR Passport in the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices.   Regarding the Document of Identity for Visa Purposes, eligible applicants on the Mainland may submit a replacement application at the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices or by post to the Travel Documents & Nationality (Application) Section. Applicants may subsequently choose to collect the document at the Immigration Division of the Mainland Offices.        As for Re-entry Permits, eligible applicants on the Mainland may submit a replacement application in person through the Immigration Division of Mainland Offices. The applicant shall authorise a Hong Kong referee to pay the fee and collect the permit at the selected Immigration Branch Office on their behalf.   The aforesaid five Mainland Offices with the Immigration Divisions are the Office of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR in Beijing and the four Hong Kong Economic & Trade Offices in Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangdong and Wuhan.        Call 2824 6111 for enquiries.
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