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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

Show safety a priority: Kevin Yeung

The Government will investigate the Hong Kong Coliseum concert incident and adjust existing safety standards if needed to ensure that performances are held safely, Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung said today.   Meeting the media, Mr Yeung said: “This is an accident that none of us wants to see. It is our responsibility and our determination to make sure that the same incident will not happen again.   “As the owner or the management of this venue, the LCSD (Leisure & Cultural Services Department) has made an agreement with all the hirers on the arrangements of performances.   “Also, the hirer has the prime responsibility to make sure that the set-up is safe - both for all the performers as well as the audience. They also, for any particular set-up on the stage, have to have a professional registered engineer to certify that the set-up is safe for that purpose.   “So for this particular incident, we will embark on a very detailed investigation with (the) support of relevant departments and also some professionals to make sure that we go deep into the cause of the incident and make necessary adjustments, for example, to the procedures as well as to the (safety) standards, to make sure that future performances are safe, both for the performers as well as the audience.”
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