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124 COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 124 additional COVID-19 cases. More cases were detected in Kwai Chung Estate. There are also more than 70 preliminary positive cases.   Among the newly reported cases, 33 are related to Kwai Chung Estate, bringing the total number of positive and preliminary positive cases in the estate to 276.   One more positive case was found after an earlier confirmed case occurred at Glory Court, Tsuen Wan Garden, both of them live in units 5 but on two different floors. The centre has co-ordinated with related government departments and conducted an inspection today.    It was preliminarily considered that vertical transmission of virus via pipes is involved.   The centre will issue quarantine orders to residents of unit 5 on all floors of the building who resided there during the incubation period of the relevant cases and transfer them to a quarantine facility.   As it is possible that virus might be ejected from the open

$8.5m set for Henan flood victims

The Government today approved two funding applications totalling $8.519 million for Plan International Hong Kong and Amity Foundation, Hong Kong to help flood victims in Henan Province.   The money will be used to provide flour, rice, cooking oil and quilts for around 62,800 victims.   The Government said the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee hopes the grants will facilitate the provision of timely aid to the victims and help them restore normal living.   To ensure the money is used properly, the two relief agencies will submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on the use of the grants after the relief projects have been completed.
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