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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

Top prosecutor appointed

The Department of Justice announced today that Principal Government Counsel Maggie Yang has been appointed Director of Public Prosecutions to oversee its Prosecutions Division.   The Director of Public Prosecutions is responsible for directing public prosecutions and advising on the development, enforcement and implementation of criminal law. Ms Yang was selected for the position through a promotion and open recruitment exercise.   Welcoming the appointment, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng said Ms Yang is well qualified to take forward the Prosecutions Division’s important work with her solid professional knowledge and experience in criminal law and strong leadership skills.   She also described Ms Yang as a lawyer of outstanding abilities and integrity.   “I am confident that she is competent to lead the Prosecutions Division to rise to the challenges ahead and discharge her role as the Director of Public Prosecutions in a fair and impartial manner.”   Click here for Ms Yang’s biography.
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