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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

P1 applications to open

Primary One Admission System application forms will be available from September 2 to 27, the Education Bureau announced today.   Children born on or before December 31, 2016, are eligible to join the system, except those who have attended primary schools and have been allocated a Primary 1 place.   The forms, explanatory notes and information leaflets are available at kindergartens, district offices and the bureau’s Regional Education Offices and School Places Allocation Section.    At the discretionary places admission stage, parents can choose schools without being restricted to the school net in which the child resides.   The completed application form, together with all supporting documents, should be submitted directly to a government or aided primary school of the parents’ choice between September 20 and 27.   Only one application should be submitted for each child. If parents are found to have applied to more than one government or aided primary school, their application will be rendered void.   If parents only apply for the Primary One Admission Central Allocation, they can return the completed application forms with supporting documents from September 20 to January 21 to the bureau’s School Places Allocation Section at Office 2, 2/F Manulife Financial Centre, Kwun Tong.   From September 2, people can call 2891 0088 or click here for more information.   Meanwhile, the Committee on Home-School Co-operation will upload the Primary School Profiles 2021 e-version in Chinese and English to its website on September 2 to help parents choose schools for their children.
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