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Testing compliance check completed

The Government today completed a joint enforcement operation on a compulsory testing notice for CentrePoint in Sheung Wan.   The enforcement action was conducted from around 7am to 10.30am by the Central & Western District Office together with Police, the Department of Health and the Auxiliary Medical Service.   About 90 people’s test records were checked during the operation. Among them, 20 people were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice.   Noting that the enforcement process may cause inconvenience to residents, the Government appealed for their understanding as the operation was conducted to stop the spread of COVID-19. http://dlvr.it/S4kC72

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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