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Social distancing to be relaxed

(To watch the full press conference with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Government plans to adjust the social distancing measures for restaurants based on staff and customers having been vaccinated against COVID-19 and patrons using the LeaveHomeSafe mobile application.   Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the statement during a press conference today, noting that Hong Kong was entering a new phase in its fight against the virus.   Under the “vaccine bubble”, the number of people allowed to be seated together at one table in restaurants will be increased from four to six, and their dine-in service can be extended from 10pm to midnight on the condition that all staff have been vaccinated and patrons use the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app.   Customers using the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app when entering the eatery would no longer need to fill in their personal information on a paper form.   If all the restaurant staff are fully vaccinated with both doses, plus 14 days for

HK reports 8 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating eight additional COVID-19 cases, of which six are locally transmitted and two are imported.   Among the local cases, three have unknown sources of infection.   One of the unlinked cases involves a 26-year-old male project assistant who developed a fever on February 21 and last went to work on March 2.   The second case involves a 58-year-old male company management personnel worker. He developed a fever on March 3 and last went to work on March 5.   The remaining case involves a 27-year-old male fitness trainer at Ursus Fitness who was asymptomatic and last went to work on March 9.   The centre also reported that there are nine additional preliminary positive cases involving staff and customers at Ursus Fitness located at Units 2-4, G/F, 64-68 Pok Fu Lam Road in Sai Ying Pun.   It is investigating whether the infections are related and appeals to those who had visited the fitness centre from March 1 to 10 to call 2125 1111 or 2125 1122 as soon as possible.   A total of 224 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 171 local cases of which 59 are untraceable.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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