CHP examines 24 extra verified cases of COVID-19
The Centre for Health Care (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) revealed that since 0.00 am, March 14, the CHP was investigating 24 extra confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), taking the number of cases to 11 282 in Hong Kong up until now (making up 11 281 validated cases and one probable case).
An overall of 274 cases have actually been taped in the past 14 days (February 28 to March 13), consisting of 216 local cases of which 54 are from unidentified sources.
The CHP’s epidemiological investigations and appropriate contact tracing on the confirmed cases are ongoing. For case details and contact tracing info, please see the Annex or the list of structures with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and the current regional scenario of COVID-19 offered on the site “COVID-19 Thematic Website” ( www.coronavirus.gov.hk).
As a guest flight (CX906) operated by Cathay Pacific (CX) getting here from Manila of the Philippines to Hong Kong on March 13, 2021, had 5 guests confirmed to have COVID-19 through specimens collected at the DH’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre, the DH therefore conjured up the Prevention and Control of Illness (Guideline of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Tourists) Regulation (Cap. 599 H) to prohibit landing of traveler flights from Manila run by CX in Hong Kong from March 15 to 28, 2021.
599 J) to get COVID-19 nucleic acid testing according to the required screening notification.
The CHP advises members of the general public that under the Prevention and Control of Illness (Compulsory Screening for Specific Persons) Policy (Cap. 599 J) (the Regulation) needs all family members of close contacts of confirmed cases to go through a COVID-19 nucleic acid test within a specific period according to compulsory screening notifications( https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202102/03/ P2021020300018 htm) released in the Gazette under the Regulation.
The Government has actually broadened the scope of the concern groups of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme to cover personnel of scheduled facilities under the Avoidance and Control of Illness (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Facilities) Policy (Cap. 599 F) consisting of staff of physical fitness centres. They can make reservations through the online reservation system for receiving vaccines at neighborhood vaccination centres or get immunized at centers of personal doctors as early as possible.
The CHP called on members of the general public to avoid going out, having social contact and eating in restaurants. They ought to put on a surgical mask and preserve stringent hand health when they require to head out. The CHP highly prompted the elderly to stay at home as far as possible and avoid going out. They must consider asking their friends and family to assist with everyday jobs such as shopping for fundamental needs.
The spokesperson said, “Given that the situation of COVID-19 infection stays serious which there is a constant boost in the variety of cases reported around the globe, members of the general public are strongly prompted to prevent all non-essential travel outside Hong Kong.
On an individual level, members of the public need to wear a surgical mask when having breathing symptoms, taking public transportation or staying in crowded places.
“When it comes to household ecological health, members of the general public are encouraged to maintain drainage pipes properly and regularly pour water into drain outlets (U-traps). After using the toilet, they must put the toilet lid down before flushing to prevent spreading bacteria.”
The Government has released the website “COVID-19 Thematic Website” ( www.coronavirus.gov.hk) for announcing the most current updates on numerous news on COVID-19 infection and health advice to assist the public understand the newest updates.
To avoid pneumonia and breathing tract infections, members of the general public need to constantly maintain great individual and environmental hygiene. They are recommended to:
– Wear a surgical mask when taking public transportation or staying in crowded locations. It is essential to use a mask properly, consisting of carrying out hand health before wearing and after getting rid of a mask;-LRB-
– Perform hand health regularly, specifically before touching the mouth, nose or eyes, after touching public setups such as handrails or doorknobs, or when hands are infected by breathing secretions after coughing or sneezing;-LRB-
– Maintain drain pipelines appropriately and routinely (about when a week) put about half a litre of water into each drain outlet (U-trap) to guarantee environmental hygiene;-LRB-
– After using the toilet, put the toilet cover down before flushing to prevent spreading bacteria;-LRB-
– Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds. Wash with water and dry with a non reusable paper towel. If hand cleaning facilities are not offered, or when hands are not visibly soiled, carrying out hand health with 70 to 80 percent alcohol-based handrub is an effective alternative;-LRB-
– Cover your mouth and nose with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing. Dispose of soiled tissues into a lidded rubbish bin, then clean hands thoroughly; and
– When having breathing signs, wear a surgical mask, refrain from work or going to class at school, avoid going to crowded places and look for medical advice quickly.
Ends/Sunday, March 14,2021
Provided at HKT 21:30