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Over 3.1k virus cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 3,172 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 449 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,723 via rapid antigen tests.   Separately, 111 imported cases were detected.   Furthermore, seven residential care homes for the elderly and five for disabled people logged 13 cases involving their residents.   The Hospital Authority reported that 20 patients passed away in public hospitals. According to a preliminary analysis, the cause of death for nine patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 11 patients was unrelated.   It also registered eight more critical cases, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 93.   Separately, to align with the Government’s cancellation of issuing isolation orders from tomorrow, the authority will, starting from the same day, announce at 8.30am and 1pm the information of general out-patient clinics (GOPC) quota reserved for COVID-19

Top taxi driver vote opens

The Taxi Service Commendation Scheme 2021 is now open for the public to vote for taxi drivers who provide quality services.   People can vote until December 17.   The scheme is jointly launched by the Transport Department and the Committee on Taxi Service Quality with the aim of promoting good taxi service and enhancing the image of the taxi industry.   Twenty of the nominees obtaining the highest combined scores from the vote and a professional assessment panel will be given Quality Taxi Driver awards.   The driver obtaining the highest score from the vote will be given the Most Popular Taxi Driver award.   A Good Driver, Good Service award has also been introduced to this year's scheme to commend taxi drivers providing exceptional services to passengers during the rides.   The three taxi service management teams obtaining the highest score from the professional assessment panel will be given Quality Taxi Service Management Team awards.   The award presentation ceremony is expected to be held in the first quarter of next year.   Click here to cast your vote.
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