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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

19 COVID-19 cases identified

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 19 additional COVID-19 cases, of which seven are locally transmitted including one with an unknown source of infection.   This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 11,499.   The unlinked case involves a 33-year-old man who lives in Tseung Kwan O Village in Tseung Kwan O.   Twelve imported cases arrived from Indonesia, the Philippines, Botswana, Canada, Ireland and Pakistan.   A total of 130 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 48 local ones, of which 15 have unknown sources of infection.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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