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Jab pass plan to expand

The vaccine pass arrangement will be implemented in designated healthcare premises under the Food & Health Bureau, the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority (HA) starting June 13, the Government announced today.   The vaccine pass arrangement is applicable to the 13 types of designated healthcare premises primarily providing non-emergency or non-urgent medical services through appointments, such as HA specialist out-patient clinics, and government dental clinics and orthodontic clinics.   Service users and visitors at designated healthcare premises must present upon request their vaccination record, including recovery record, medical exemption certificate, or the negative result proof of a nucleic acid test that is only applicable to service users for staff members' checking. There is no need to scan the vaccine pass QR code.   Service users and visitors who enter the designated healthcare premises for collecting RAT kits, undergoing COVID-19 testing or receivin

No virus cases in restricted areas

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Central & Western District finished today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It exercised the power under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation on March 15 to make restriction-testing declarations to require people within two specified restricted areas in the district to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing.   The two restricted areas covered Golden Phoenix Court on St. Stephen's Lane, Blocks A and M of Hing Wah Mansion on Babington Path, and Manifold Court on Pok Fu Lam Road, True Light Building on Third Street, High Park 99 on High Street, and Wing Cheung Building on Western Street in Sai Ying Pun.   The Government also issued compulsory testing notices to those who had been at the buildings for more than two hours from March 2 to 15 to undergo compulsory testing on or before March 17 even if they were not at those buildings when the declarations took effect.   About 710 residents were tested.   Meanwhile, the Government assigned staff to visit about 570 households and around 110 households did not answer the door. Follow-up measures will be taken.    Additionally, 10 people were found to have not undergone compulsory testing during the enforcement operation.
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