The Centre for Health Protection announced today that there were 6 new imported cases, including arriving Filipino domestic helpers and crew members.
The genetic analysis of the University of Hong Kong also found that the Regal Airport Hotel involved two clusters of cases (cases 12388 and 12404). The genetic sequence was very similar, and the newly emerged virus strain lineage B.1.1.529 was found in South Africa and Botswana. The ranking is similar, showing that 12,388 cases arriving in Hong Kong from South Africa are the source cases.
The center pointed out that the current scientific information on the impact of this lineage on public health is still insufficient, and the World Health Organization has designated this lineage as a virus strain under further surveillance.
In addition, fewer than 5 cases were initially diagnosed today.
The government announced the day before (23rd) that from December 9th, all premises regulated by the Anti-epidemic Ordinance will be compulsory to use "Travel with Peace".
[19:30] The Chief Secretary for Administration Li Jiachao returned to Hong Kong after attending the "Customs Clearance Matchmaking Conference" in Shenzhen. When he met with the media, he said,
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[19:00] The CHP announced that as of 0:00 today, the center is investigating six newly confirmed cases. So far, there have been 12,418 cases in Hong Kong.
The new cases were all imported cases, five involved infections of mutant virus strains, and the test result of the other mutant virus strain is yet to be determined.
The case involved two men and four women, aged between 1 and 45, all arriving in Hong Kong from designated areas (high risk) in Group A.
When the four people arrived in Hong Kong, the "test pending" test results were positive at the temporary sample collection center at Hong Kong International Airport, while the remaining two were diagnosed during the quarantine period.
The Center for Health Protection also pointed out that Regal Airport Hotel involved a group of two cases (cases 12388 and 12404). The center had arranged three rooms connected to the left and right of rooms 5111 and 5112, who stayed at the hotel from November 11 to 14. ( That is, 12 people from 5105 to 5120 (12 rooms) went to the Penny's Bay Quarantine Center for a 14-day compulsory quarantine (calculated from staying in the hotel on the last day of the period mentioned above). There are currently no confirmed cases among the quarantined people.
According to the results of whole-genome sequencing analysis conducted by the University of Hong Kong, it was further confirmed that the genetic sequence of the two cases was very similar, with the newly emerged virus strain lineage B.1.1.529, which was similar to the sequence found in South Africa and Botswana, indicating that it arrived from South Africa. Case 12388 in Hong Kong is the source case.
At present, scientific information on the impact of this pedigree on public health is still insufficient.
The World Health Organization has designated this pedigree as a virus strain (Variants Under Monitoring) that is undergoing further monitoring.
As Nepal Airlines operated a flight (RA409) from Kathmandu, Nepal to Hong Kong on November 23, one passenger was diagnosed after an arrival test, and three passengers failed to meet the requirements of the "Prevention and Control of Diseases (Regulation of Cross-border Transport) According to the conditions specified in the Regulations (Chapter 599H), the Department of Health cited Chapter 599H to prohibit passenger aircraft operated by Nepal Airlines from landing in Hong Kong from Kathmandu from November 26 to December 9.
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Travel with peace of mind｜He Boliang: "Paper Filler" is not a good alternative arrangement, hope to use Octopus
[12:21] The mandatory use of "travel with peace of mind" in 18 listed premises will be expanded on the 9th of next month. He Boliang, director of the Infection and Infectious Diseases Center of the University of Hong Kong, said on a commercial channel program this morning that he believed that the measures were in the right direction. The 18 types of listed places belong to high-risk places, and are currently discussing with the mainland for customs clearance, and it is necessary to use the program compulsorily.
However, he pointed out that the mandatory use of "travel with peace of mind" in markets earlier has caused difficulties for the elderly. Even if "paper filling" is not a good method, he hopes that the government can provide an alternative plan in addition to considering exempting some people.
Travel with peace of mind to expand the use of Class A restaurants, and the business drops by 20%. Poor elderly students switch to takeaways
[11:57] Starting from the 9th of next month, 18 types of designated premises, including restaurants, must be compulsory to use the "Travel with peace of mind" program.
Mr. Lin, the person in charge of a restaurant belonging to a category A restaurant, said in an interview with Commercial Taiwan this morning (25th) that the establishment of a category A restaurant takes into account many poor elderly and students in the area, and there may not necessarily be smartphones to use "Travel with peace of mind." "The new measures will force them to switch to take-out food. It is hoped that the government will exempt students in school uniforms and the elderly from using the program.
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[07:00] The implementation of quarantine-free northbound customs clearance is imminent. Hong Kong officials will hold the second matchmaking meeting with relevant mainland officials in Shenzhen today (25th).
It is understood that after the mainland expert group inspected Hong Kong’s epidemic prevention and quarantine measures in Hong Kong a few days ago, they were initially satisfied with Hong Kong’s arrangements. Therefore, the customs clearance time may be earlier than originally expected, and it is likely to be implemented in early December. It is required to be ready.
However, there are quota restrictions for the first stage of customs clearance, and business, compassionate and NPC and CPPCC meetings are more likely to meet the conditions.
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