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Jab service expands to mall

The Government’s outreach team for the first time, set up a temporary vaccination area to provide a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination service at a shopping mall in Kwun Tong today.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip inspected its operation and presented prizes to winners of a lucky draw which was held to encourage the public to get vaccinated. He thanked the shopping mall for providing the venue and for joining the Government in promoting the vaccination campaign.   “This is the first time that our outreach service team has provided a COVID-19 vaccination walk-in service at a shopping mall to allow people who wanted to get vaccinated to do so immediately without prior booking.”   He noted that as the Government has started giving out consumption vouchers, citizens may use them at shopping centres.   “I hope that while they go shopping, they can also realise the importance and urgency of getting vaccinated,” he added.   Almost 300 people including shopping mall and offic

Quarantine orders to be issued

The Centre for Health Protection today said all asymptomatic residents living in units 09 on all floors of Block 3, Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun have to be quarantined.   Two confirmed and two preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were recently detected at four units in Block 3 of Oi Fai House.   The centre co-ordinated with related government departments and conducted a site inspection this evening of the floors and units concerned to investigate and examine if environmental factors were involved in the infections.   Taking into account the opinions of experts, the centre decided to carry out prudent infection control measures.   All asymptomatic residents of units 09 on all floors of Block 3, Oi Fai House will be transferred to quarantine centres, while symptomatic residents will be sent to hospital for treatment.
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