Chief Executive Lee Ka-chao revealed before the executive meeting this morning (20th) that the Medical and Health Bureau will announce further relaxation of social distance measures, and the upper limit of 240 people for banquets will be lifted.
Li Xiayin, deputy director of the Medical and Health Bureau, announced in the afternoon that starting from this Thursday, that is, the winter solstice (22nd), the upper limit on the number of people in restaurants, bars and pubs will be lifted, and those who enter bars, pubs, nightclubs, nightclubs, attend banquets, and participate in local tours do not need to quickly test. Theme parks and theaters have also lifted the upper limit on the number of visitors, but maintained the mask order and vaccine passes.
In terms of the epidemic situation, the Center for Health Protection announced 14,112 new local infection cases and 870 positive imported cases, and 33 more patients died. So far, the cumulative number of deaths in Hong Kong has reached 11,243.
12.19｜An increase of 15,000 confirmed cases MTR resumed overnight service on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
The real-time 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 1.1845.
(Photo from the website of HKU Faculty of Medicine)
▼On December 20, the government announced that the epidemic prevention measures will be further relaxed from December 22▼
[15:17] Li Xiayin, deputy director of the Medical and Health Bureau, announced a series of precautions starting from Thursday (22nd), including:
Removal of capacity restrictions on catering establishments, bars and pubs and listed premises
Revocation of the upper limit on the number of people on banquet activities
Removal of rapid test requirements for customers, including: bars, pubs, nightclubs, nightclubs, banquet attendees and visitors to local tourism activities
Places of public entertainment and outdoor dining
[15:11] Guan Huimin, Chief Administrative Manager (Medical Grade) of the Hospital Authority, said that the number of hospitalizations has increased in the past week, from more than 3,700 inpatients at the beginning of last week to more than 4,100. The number of new admissions per day has increased from 720 last week. It has risen to around 780 recently.
The rate of public medical hospital beds is 113%, which is high and will be closely monitored. In line with the demand for additional services in winter, we will ensure that there are enough manned beds and resources to take care of patients. The operation of the emergency response center will be monitored and mobilized. The emergency departments will increase their manpower to ensure that patients do not need to go outdoors waiting.
[15:08] Ou Jiarong pointed out that sewage monitoring is at a high level, and the virus content per capita in sewage in the past one to two weeks has ranged from 1.5 million to 2 million, which is higher than before. However, the real-time effective virus reproduction rate of HKU has gradually dropped to 1.18.
The number of confirmed cases has hovered between 14,000 and 15,000 in the past two weeks. Department of Health: The epidemic seems to have stabilized
[15:04] Ou Jiarong, Chief Doctor of the Infectious Disease Division of the Center for Health Protection, pointed out that in the past week, there were an average of 15,610 reports per day, a slight increase of 12% from the previous week. In the past two weeks, the level of 14,000 to 50,000 cases has hovered, and the epidemic seems to have stabilized.
▼In the early morning of December 19th, fans cheered for Argentina to win the World Cup▼
Next year's Lunar New Year Fireworks Show will be cancelled. There will be no Lunar New Year fireworks for four consecutive years. LCSD: Not in time to organize
[14:52] The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced that due to the epidemic situation, the 2023 Lunar New Year Fireworks Display will be cancelled. Fireworks displays usually take two to three months to organize, so they could not be held in time.
▼On December 19, the MTR announced that it will run overnight on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve▼
[11:35] The Environmental Protection Department, together with the Tai Po Police District and the Department of Health, checked the test certificates of the people tested at the entrance and exit of Yi Sheng Court, Tai Po Plaza, to confirm whether they had carried out the test according to the requirements of the mandatory test announcement. A total of 207 persons under investigation were inspected in the operation.
Among them, six persons were found to have failed to comply with the mandatory testing announcement and were issued mandatory testing orders accordingly.
They were required to undergo testing within a specified period as required, and the government also issued fixed penalty notices of $10,000 to three of them.
The 240-person banquet limit is loosened. Li Jiachao calls for an objective evaluation: social measures have been relaxed by 90%
[09:46] Chief Executive Lee Ka-chao met with the media before the executive meeting. He said that Hong Kong’s epidemic control measures have been relaxed by more than 90%, and only a small part has been kept. It is because of the risk and actual situation to ensure that the medical system can afford and protect The old and the young, especially children, have a very low vaccination rate. The Medical and Health Bureau will announce further relaxation of social distancing measures in the afternoon, including relaxing the upper limit on the number of people who can eat and drink.
[09:37] The spokesperson of the Labor and Welfare Bureau stated that Liu Yan, the permanent secretary, tested positive for the rapid antigen test of the 2019 coronavirus disease and is now being quarantined in accordance with the guidelines of the Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health.
The last time Liu Yan went to work was December 16. She wore a mask and followed relevant epidemic prevention measures at work, and regularly underwent nucleic acid testing or rapid antigen testing. She has no recent travel history.
[08:33] The spokesperson of the Labor and Welfare Bureau stated that the press secretary of the Labor and Welfare Bureau, Sun Yuhan, tested positive for nucleic acid. He wore a mask and followed the relevant epidemic prevention measures at work. Japan), while Sun Yuhan conducted a rapid test today and the result was negative.
▼On the evening of December 18th, hundreds of fans watched the World Cup final in Olympian City▼
▼The Hong Kong Cycling Festival will resume on December 18, the coldest day after winter▼
▼On December 16, representatives of the tourism industry in Southeast Asia visited Ocean Park▼
▼On December 16, the high-speed rail West Kowloon Station lights up and people come in and out▼
▼On December 19, the government announced the "Primary Medical and Health Blueprint"▼
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