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epidemic. Latest|MTR Announces Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve All-night Running for the First Time Since the Epidemic

2022-12-19T12:17:11.958Z


After the rebound of the epidemic in Hong Kong, there has been no significant decline. The number of confirmed cases in a single day has exceeded 10,000 for 13 consecutive days. Today (19th) there were 15,383 new confirmed cases, 4% less than yesterday, and 39 more patients died. Today's epidemic


After the rebound of the epidemic in Hong Kong, there has been no significant decline. The number of confirmed cases in a single day has exceeded 10,000 for 13 consecutive days. Today (19th) there were 15,383 new confirmed cases, 4% less than yesterday, and 39 more patients died.


The immediate effective reproductive rate of local cases compiled by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong has recently dropped from the peak, and the data is 1.2326, which means that local cases will still increase, but the increase rate will slow down.

(Photo from the website of HKU Faculty of Medicine)

Summary of today's epidemic situation:


-

15,383

confirmed cases, a slight drop of 3.99% from yesterday's case.


- 863 imported cases, accounting for

5.61

% of the overall case rate; compared with the 21,588 airport arrivals on the same day, the confirmed rate was 4.00%, and the seven-day average rate was 4.56% .


- 39 new patients died, the 7-day average mortality rate rose to 0.210%, a new high since November 10, the overall mortality rate remained at 0.47%, and the cumulative death toll was 11,210.


- Cases appeared in 27 institutions today, 30 residents and 8 staff were infected.

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12.18|An increase of 16,023 confirmed cases of Zhang Juneng, the chief judge of the Court of Final Appeal, was infected with the epidemic

List of relaxed epidemic prevention measures:


1. Citizens no longer need to scan the "Travel with Peace of Mind", but they will still be "anti-scanned" when entering designated places, that is, they still need to use Vaccine Pass


2. The "yellow code" will be cancelled, and citizens can enter designated places after entering the country


. Nucleic acid testing for people from the Mainland and Macao at ports


4. Adjust the local nucleic acid testing strategy and gradually reduce the number of test announcements issued to residential buildings


5. Cancel the requirement for electronic wristbands for people in home quarantine


MTR stated that the "East Rail Line·Fun Art" trains and some MTR stations are covered with Christmas decorations, providing Christmas "check-in" hotspots, adding festive atmosphere to passengers' journeys.

(Photo provided by MTR)

[19:28] MTR announced that on Christmas Eve (24th) and New Year’s Eve (31st) all local railway lines (except Airport Express and Disney Line) and seven light rail lines (505, 507, 610, 614P, 615P , 706, 751) will run overnight, which is the first "return to normal" in the three years since the epidemic, which is convenient for citizens to go out and celebrate the festive season.

Hong Kong Island Line, Tsuen Wan Women, Kwun Tong Line and East Rail Line will strengthen their services starting at 8:00 am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, while MTR buses 506, K51 and K54 will extend their service hours.

The MTR said that it will put more special Christmas decorations on the trains and stations, and launch the Airport Express Christmas and New Year travel discounts to add a festive atmosphere to passengers' journeys.

In addition, all local railway lines (except Airport Express Line and Disney Line) will also strengthen their services this Thursday (22nd), that is, the afternoon of the winter solstice.

▼On the evening of December 18th, hundreds of fans watched the World Cup final in Olympian City▼


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Qiangjian Building|20 buildings on the list involving luxury houses Bihua Garden and West Mid-Levels Weihua Court

[19:10] The government is reducing the number of mandatory inspection buildings. The latest list of mandatory inspection buildings released by the Medical and Health Bureau tonight (19th) shows that only 20 buildings are on the list, and 16 of them have more confirmed cases. Among them, Kowloon City , Wong Tai Sin District, Kwun Tong District, Southern District, Central and Western District and Eastern District each have two buildings on the list, including Kowloon Tong Biwa Garden Block 1, Pok Fu Lam Chi Fu Garden Fu Nga Court and Fu Chun Court, West Mid-Levels Wei Wah Court and two disciplined services quarters, etc.

Another 4 buildings or housing estates involved sewage samples were positive, namely Ling Chuan House, Shui Chuen O Village, Sha Tin, Peony House, So Uk Estate, Cheung Sha Wan, Ying Tung House, Yat Tung House and Yan Tung House, Tung Tau (2) Estate, Kowloon City, and Tung Ping House, Lei Tung Estate, Ap Lei Chau.

[18:50] The Home Affairs and Youth Affairs Bureau stated that the press secretary of the director tested positive today.

She wears a mask and complies with relevant epidemic prevention measures at work. She has no recent travel history, and the last time she went to work was last Friday (16th).

Mai Meijuan, director of the Civil Youth Bureau, conducts rapid tests for the new coronavirus every day, and the results are all negative.

▼The Hong Kong Cycling Festival will resume on December 18, the coldest day after winter▼


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Education Bureau "unmanned driving"?

The government aided today's positive results, and the deputy director of the bureau was quarantined at home last Friday

[17:03] The Education Bureau announced that Xiao Jiayi, the political assistant to the director, tested positive today and is now being quarantined according to the guidelines of the Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health.

She wears a mask and abides by relevant epidemic prevention measures at work, and undergoes rapid antigen tests daily. She has no recent travel history, and the last time she went to work was last Friday (16th).

The spokesperson said that Director Cai Ruolian and Deputy Director Shi Junhui conducted daily rapid tests for the new crown virus, and the results were all negative.

Since last Friday, the two have also been listed as close contacts because they had contact with the patient, and they need to undergo home quarantine.

50,000 people in the vicinity of Tsuen Wan's Shing Pak Hill, Jin Ting Hill, and Yuet Wah Street in Kwun Tong were positive for residential sewage and required rapid testing

[17:00] The government announced today (19th) that positive sewage was detected in the residences along Shek Yam Road in Kwai Tsing, the two middle-class residences in Shing Pak Shan and Jin Ting Hill in Tsuen Wan, and the residences in Yuet Wah Street in Kwun Tong, indicating that the area is There may be recessive patients in the premises. The government will distribute a total of about 50,000 rapid antigen test kits to local residents, local cleaning staff and property management staff for self-testing to assist in the identification of infected persons.

Epidemic|Increased 15,383 confirmed cases fell by 4%, 7-day average death rate rose above 0.2%

[16:41] The Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health announced that there were 14,520 new local confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 863 imported cases, bringing the total to 15,383, more than 600 fewer than yesterday.

Thirty-nine more patients died, bringing the total to 11,210.

▼On December 16, the high-speed rail West Kowloon Station lights up and people come in and out▼


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The two flexible arrangements for foreign domestic helpers to extend their current contract and postpone their return to their place of origin will end on May 1 next year

[16:34] The government announced today (19th) that in view of the cancellation of the circuit breaker mechanism and the cancellation of the mandatory quarantine requirements upon arrival in Hong Kong, and the gradual relaxation of entry control measures, employers are allowed to extend the current contract period of their outgoing foreign domestic helpers from the beginning of 2020. The flexible arrangement for delaying the return of foreign domestic helpers to their places of origin will end on May 1 next year.

▼On December 16, the freight efficiency of Xiangyuanwei Port was improved▼


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North Lantau Hospital confirmed male patient left the hospital this morning wearing a red jacket and green top to appeal to the public

[15:42] The spokesperson of North Lantau Hospital announced that a 34-year-old male patient diagnosed with the new coronavirus was sent by ambulance from the Penny’s Bay Community Isolation Facility to the Emergency Department of North Lantau Hospital last night for medical treatment.

The patient left the A&E department without informing staff at around 10 am today.

The patient involved is of medium build and was wearing a red jacket, green top and trousers when he left the hospital.

The hospital said that it immediately sent security guards to search the entire hospital and nearby areas and asked the police for assistance. It attached great importance to the incident and would fully cooperate with the police in their actions.

The hospital appeals to the public to notify the police or call the hospital hotline at 3467 7080 if they find the patient.

Patient organizations hope to increase the new crown long-acting antibody combination Kong Fanyi: less side effects can be regarded as a booster

[13:59] The vaccination rate of the new crown vaccine in Hong Kong has reached 90%. A patient organization held a press conference today (19th) and stated that it was found that chronically ill patients were not effective in resisting severe illness after being vaccinated. Therefore, the Hospital Authority has introduced The combination of long-acting antibodies is used as a booster for the prevention of new crowns for patients to inject.

Kong Fanyi, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong University, pointed out that the combination of long-acting antibodies is effective, and suggested that the Hospital Authority purchase a combination of longer-acting antibodies for injection of more patients with different long-term diseases.

Macau Switch︱12.20 Adjustment of Quarantine Arrangements for Entry Holders of Negative Nucleic Acid Certificates to be Relaxed to 72 Hours

[13:29] The Macau government announced today (19th) the relaxation of entry restrictions. From 0:00 am tomorrow (20th), the nucleic acid test requirements for all people going to Macau will be adjusted from the original negative certificate within 48 hours to The certificate within 72 hours, the requirements for other epidemic prevention measures remain unchanged.

▼On December 16, the reporter actually tested the identity of "willing to check all" and was rejected for free testing▼


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Ho Pak-liang Calls on the Chief Executive to Rescind "Useless Measures" Before New Year's Eve, Expecting the Peak of the Mainland Epidemic to February Next Year

[11:07] The government earlier canceled the arrangement for scanning the QR code and yellow code of "Travel with peace of mind". He Pak-liang, director of the Center for Infection and Infectious Diseases of the University of Hong Kong, said on the radio today (19th) that the epidemic has plagued Hong Kong for the past three years and called on the Hong Kong government Before New Year's Eve, "clear up some useless things (measures)", think that the daily quick test for students and the mandatory building inspection can be cancelled, and only the number of hospitalizations and ventilators should be announced.

He predicts that the epidemic situation in the mainland will remain at a high level until at least February next year. He suggested that the Hong Kong government can reserve a batch of bivalent vaccines for mainlanders in Hong Kong who have enough time to receive booster doses, so as to create conditions for customs clearance between the two places in January.

Macau switch|Cui Dingbang pointed out that the traffic demand has increased, the number of bridges and Jinba has increased to ten, and the direct bus between Hebei and Hebei has resumed

[10:35] The day before yesterday (17th), Macao relaxed its entry measures. People from Hong Kong, Taiwan and foreign countries do not need to be quarantined in hotels after arriving in Macao. They are changed to 5 days of home quarantine and 3 days of departure restrictions.

Cui Dingbang, secretary-general of the Hong Kong-Macau Through Bus Association and deputy secretary-general of the Hong Kong-Macau bus route "Hong Kong-Macau No. The Macau authorities have responded well to the details of the arrangements, hoping to resume services quickly.

Weekly Epidemics|Cumulative confirmed cases last week exceeded 100,000, up 21% week-on-week, with critical deaths rising

[07:00] The new crown virus epidemic in Hong Kong has been heating up day by day. Yesterday (18th), the number of new confirmed cases in a single day once again exceeded 16,000.

Looking back at the epidemic situation last week (December 12-18), there were a total of 107,911 local and imported cases, an increase of 18,878 or 21.2% from the 89,033 cases in the previous week (December 5-11).

Last week, the average total number of patients in hospital increased by 14.8% compared with the previous week to 3,787, and the average number of critically ill patients increased by 25.1% to 209; 212 patients died during the period, an increase of 38.6% on a weekly basis; compared with the 7-day average of the number of patients The death rate rose by 0.024 percentage points to 0.196% last week.

▼December 14, the restaurant situation on the first day of the cancellation of the safe travel program▼


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Compulsory testing|21 buildings on the list involving Yinhu in Ma'anshan.

Tseung Kwan O Nan Fung Plaza, Ma On Shan Ting Tao Ya Yuan and other housing estates such as Tianfeng, Sha Tin City One, etc. were positive for sewage. The government’s quick test included the chief judge of the final court, Zhang Juneng, the permanent secretary of the Labor and Welfare Bureau.

Source: hk1

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