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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

Pupils' health hubs to resume service

The Department of Health today announced that from September 1, three of its student health service centres (SHSCs) will resume providing annual health assessments for Primary 1, Primary 2 and Secondary 1 students in the 2020-21 school year.   Such centres include Shek Wu Hui SHSC, Tai Po SHSC and Tsz Wan Shan Wu York Yu SHSC.   Additionally, services are provided at Chai Wan SHSC, Kowloon Bay SHSC, Kowloon City Lions Clubs SHSC, Lam Tin SHSC, Sha Tin SHSC, South Kwai Chung SHSC, Tuen Mun SHSC and Western SHSC. Parents will be notified of the specific health assessment arrangements.   The department stressed that it will continue to implement stringent infection control measures at the service units.   All clients with appointments and visitors must wear surgical masks and have their body temperature checked, it added.
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