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CE mourns Tong Wai-ki

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Hong Kong Taoist Association Chairman Tong Wai-ki.   She said Mr Tong was held in high regard, adding that he had been committed to promoting the Taoist religion and Chinese culture and actively participated in social services and charitable activities, making significant contributions over the years.   He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2013.   "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Tong. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family and the Taoist community," Mrs Lam noted.   Acting Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Nip also expressed deep condolences over the passing of Mr Tong.   He commended Mr Tong for dedicating his life in promoting the Taoist religion and uniting the Taoist community while actively participating in charitable services and talent nurturing. http://dlvr.it/SHNxwp

4 imported COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   The cases involve four women aged between 25 and 38 who arrived from Indonesia and India.   Meanwhile, the centre reminded people who live or work in the same building as the residence of local COVID-19 cases with the N501Y mutant strain and had been released from the quarantine centres that they will be subject to compulsory testing on days three, seven, 12 and 19 counting from the day on which the confirmed case left the building.   They will also be required to undergo self-monitoring until the 21st day.   Relevant people of Tower 11, Carmel Cove, Caribbean Coast in Tung Chung and Block R, Allway Gardens in Tsuen Wan should undergo compulsory testing tomorrow, it emphasised.   A total of 71 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, including 11 local ones, of which one has an unknown infection source.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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