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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

Yau Ma Tei testing exercise done

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise for the Yau Ma Tei restricted area ended today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration last night, requiring people at Cheung Hing Building, 44-48 Pitt Street, to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. As at midnight, around 160 residents had undergone testing.   After the compulsory testing exercise finished at around 7am, enforcement action was taken to verify that all people in the restricted area had undergone testing according to the requirements of the declaration and compulsory testing notice.   Government staff had checked test records of 85 people subject to compulsory testing. Nobody was found to have not undergone compulsory testing.   In addition, Government staff visited about 140 households in the restricted area, of which about 50 did not answer the door. Follow-up measures will be taken.   According to the compulsory testing notice issued yesterday, people who stayed in the building for more than two hours from November 24 to December 16 must undergo testing by December 18 even if they were not in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.

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