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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

23k coronavirus cases found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 23,035 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 3,554 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 19,481 via rapid antigen tests.   Separately, 326 imported cases were detected.   Eighteen residential care homes for the elderly and six for disabled people logged 41 cases involving their residents as well as five infections among staff.   In addition to reporting that 62 patients passed away in public hospitals due to the coronavirus, the Hospital Authority registered 34 more critical patients, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 207.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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