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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 detected

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today said it is investigating eight additional COVID-19 cases, one of which is locally transmitted with an unknown source of infection.   The local case involves a 22-year-old male Baptist University student who lives in Block 7 of Fullview Garden in Chai Wan. He developed symptoms on March 25 and underwent a COVID-19 test the next day.   The patient attended school on March 18 and 22, during which he visited three of the university’s buildings. The CHP is requiring those who had been present at these buildings to get tested.   Apart from these three buildings, 27 buildings with sewage samples that have tested positive for the virus are now covered by compulsory testing notices.   The notices also include two schools where outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection, with symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, were detected.   The Government will set up a mobile specimen collection station at Baptist University Road Campus to provide virus testing for university staff, students and visitors subject to compulsory testing.   Regarding the seven imported cases, five are from the Philippines, one is from the US and one is from Turkey.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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