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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

2 vaccination cases reported

The Department of Health today announced that it received two reports from the Hospital Authority of a death and a critical case with suspected serious adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination.   One of the cases involves a 70-year-old woman who had a history of hypertension and osteoarthritis of the knee.   According to information provided by the deceased’s family member, she received the COVID-19 vaccination at Kowloon Bay Sports Centre Community Vaccination Centre on March 2.    She had shortness of breath this morning and collapsed at home at noon. She was admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital but did not respond to resuscitation and passed away this afternoon.   Another case involves a 67-year-old man who has a history of diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. He was vaccinated at a private clinic on March 2.   He suddenly collapsed at MTR Mong Kok Station at noon and was admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital. The preliminary diagnosis was acute coronary syndrome and he is now in a critical condition.   The department said it immediately contacted the authority to obtain more information for investigation and assessment.   It will obtain preliminary autopsy findings for the first case and provide all available information to the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation for causality assessment as soon as possible.
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