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13 building plans approved in Nov

The Buildings Department approved 13 building plans in November - two on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and five in the New Territories.   Of the approved plans, eight were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, two for commercial developments, one for factory and industrial developments, and two for community services developments.   Consent was given for works to start on 11 building projects which will provide 210,471 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 2,595 units and 83,060 sq m for non-domestic use.   Additionally, the department received notification of commencement of superstructure works for nine building projects.   The department also issued 16 occupation permits - three on Hong Kong Island, five in Kowloon and eight in the New Territories.   Buildings certified for occupation have 53,034 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 1,355 units and 168,627 sq m for non-domestic use. http://dlvr.it/Sh3Dtw

8 COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating eight additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are locally transmitted.   Among the local cases, three have unknown sources of infection.   One of the unlinked cases involves a 54-year-old staff of Yuen Yuen Nursing Home & Day Care Centre for the Elderly (Shun Lee Estate). She developed fever, sore throat and headache on February 12 and last attended work on February 15.   The other two unlinked cases involve housewives, aged 43 and 49, who sought medical attention at public hospitals on February 16.           A total of 282 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 236 local cases of which 83 are from unknown sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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