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13 building plans approved in Nov

The Buildings Department approved 13 building plans in November - two on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and five in the New Territories.   Of the approved plans, eight were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, two for commercial developments, one for factory and industrial developments, and two for community services developments.   Consent was given for works to start on 11 building projects which will provide 210,471 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 2,595 units and 83,060 sq m for non-domestic use.   Additionally, the department received notification of commencement of superstructure works for nine building projects.   The department also issued 16 occupation permits - three on Hong Kong Island, five in Kowloon and eight in the New Territories.   Buildings certified for occupation have 53,034 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 1,355 units and 168,627 sq m for non-domestic use. http://dlvr.it/Sh3Dtw

4 imported COVID-19 cases found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional imported COVID-19 cases involving three men and one woman who arrived from Pakistan and the Philippines.   The centre is also following up with the Australian health authority on an overseas confirmed case involving a 55-year-old man who lives at Block 3, Monterey Cove, Caribbean Coast Phase 1 in Tung Chung.   He is asymptomatic and had received two doses of the BioNTech vaccine in March and April in Hong Kong.   The patient, who is a cargo flight crew member, tested negative for COVID-19 in Hong Kong on September 27 and travelled to Australia on flight HX2017 the next day. His specimen collected in Australia that same day tested positive.   As a prudent measure, the building where the patient stayed in Hong Kong during the incubation period was included in a compulsory testing notice.   A total of 68 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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