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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

Political assistant to leave post

The Government today said Political Assistant to the Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Kenneth Ng has tendered his resignation.   He will be on leave starting tomorrow and depart the Government with effect from August 30.   Thereafter, Mr Ng will join the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to take up the position of General Manager, Communications & Public Affairs.   He has sought prior advice from the Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives & Politically Appointed Officials.   Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang thanked Mr Ng for his contribution during his tenure and wished him all the best in his future endeavours.   He also expressed hope that Mr Ng would continue to make contributions to Hong Kong.
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