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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

Bureau secretaries test positive

A secretarial staff from the Civil Service Bureau has tested positive for COVID-19 while another secretarial staff from Food & Health Bureau has tested positive via a rapid antigen test.   The employee working for Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip last reported for work on March 7 and while on the job, she does not have contact with the public. In addition to always wearing a mask and following disease prevention measures, she had no recent travel history.   Mr Nip has been performing rapid antigen tests daily and the results are all negative.   The employee working for Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan last reported for work on March 4 and her secretarial position does not involve contact with the public. In addition to always wearing a mask and following disease prevention measures, she had no recent travel history.   Prof Chan has been performing rapid antigen tests daily and the results are all negative. She also underwent testing via professional swab sampling this morning and the result is also negative.   Both bureaus said thorough cleansing and sterilisation at the workplaces concerned will be conducted and arrangements will be made for their staff to undergo testing.
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