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Testing exercise finds 30 virus cases

The Government today announced that one indeterminate and 30 positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercise for the restricted area concerning Yat Mei House, Yau Chui Court in Yau Tong. . It made a restriction-testing declaration yesterday to cover the building where about 930 people were tested.   Government staff also visited around 370 households there and will follow up on those who did not answer the door. http://dlvr.it/SW8kf0

Balanced approach to curbing virus

(To watch the full media session with sign language interpretation, click here.)   Chief Executive John Lee today said he has asked the Secretary for Health to review the current anti-epidemic measures, aiming to strike a balance between containing the virus spread and reducing the inconvenience to travellers.   Meeting the media this morning before chairing the first meeting of the new-term Executive Council, Mr Lee said the Secretary for Health is considering how the duration of quarantine should be handled.   “I am giving him time to look at the statistics so that he will formulate some options for me to consider.”   At the same time, the Government will strive to keep the COVID-19 pandemic under control and protect those who are more vulnerable to the virus, he noted.   “One of the important measures is to make good use of the polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test so that we can be certain that we will be able to identify those who are infected early, separate them so that they will not be spreading the virus to other people.”
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