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Chan Kwok-ki, Algernon Yau in quarantine

​Director of Chief Executive’s Office Chan Kwok-ki and Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development (designate) Algernon Yau are undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Centre for Health Protection’s guidelines, the Government said today.   They were identified as close contacts after an assessment by the centre, as Mr Chan’s wife and a friend of Mr Yau had tested preliminary positive for COVID-19.    Both men have regularly conducted COVID-19 rapid antigen tests and the results have been negative. They also tested negative after conducting a COVID-19 rapid antigen test today. http://dlvr.it/SSZsfs

COVID-19 treatment facility to reopen

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   To cope with a possible rapid surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases, the Hospital Authority today decided to reopen the standby community treatment facility at AsiaWorld-Expo on Sunday to provide 500 beds.   It said facility will receive patients who are asymptomatic or in a relatively stable condition.   If the epidemic deteriorates further, the authority will deploy, in phases, the 1,200 isolation beds and 600 tier-2 isolation beds in public hospitals for the admission of elderly, paediatric and severe patients in particular.   The authority has a stock of personal protective equipment to last more than six months, it added.   In preparation for the treatment of severe patients, there are around 1,500 ventilators in total in various public hospitals.
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