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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

HK reports 6 imported virus cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating six additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   Four of the new cases involve mutant strains. While the viral load of one case is insufficient for a mutation test, the mutation test result of the remaining case is pending.   Among the six patients, aged one to 60, three arrived in Hong Kong from high-risk places while the others were from medium-risk places.   Five of them tested positive for the virus during quarantine, including two patients who are close contacts of a previous imported case. The remaining patient tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport.   Meanwhile, specified people linked to Tower 1, Grand Promenade in Sai Wan Ho are reminded to undergo testing tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   A total of 62 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, one of which is a local case with an unknown infection source and the rest are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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