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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

Job fair for mature people this week

The Labour Department will hold its Job Fair for Middle-aged & Elderly Employment at MacPherson Stadium in Mong Kok on November 25 and 26 to provide more than 3,400 vacancies from about 62 organisations.   Around 31 organisations will participate in the job fair each day and conduct recruitment activities there. Most of the vacancies are suitable for more mature job seekers.   The vacancies cover a wide variety of positions including cinema or estate customer service officer, construction site testing technician, health worker, personal care worker, shop assistant, catering industry manager, clerk, security guard, driver, storekeeper, technician, cook, baker, packer and hospital contract operation assistant.   Around 80% of them are full-time jobs, mostly offering monthly salaries ranging from $11,000 to $19,000.   Among the vacancies, about 98% require a Secondary 6 education level or below and about 70% are open to people without relevant work experience.   The job fair will be held from 11am to 5.30pm with free admission, during which job seekers can submit applications and may be selected for on-the-spot interviews.  
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