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Xia Baolong begins HK visit

CPC Central Committee Hong Kong & Macao Work Office Director and State Council Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office Director Xia Baolong today arrived in Hong Kong for a seven-day inspection visit.   Upon his arrival at Hong Kong International Airport this morning, Mr Xia toured the Integrated Airport Centre in the company of Chief Executive John Lee, Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki and Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) Chairman Jack So.   Mr Xia was updated by Secretary for Transport & Logistics Lam Sai-hung and AAHK Chief Executive Officer Fred Lam, on the developments of the aviation industry and the latest situation of Hong Kong's development as an international aviation and cargo hub. Mr Xia also inspected the operation of autonomous vehicles at the airport.   In the afternoon, he had an engagement session with Principal Officials and Permanent Secretaries of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government led by Mr Lee.   At another engagement ses

HK sees 2.2k COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 2,265 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 481 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 1,784 via rapid antigen tests.   Separately, 30 imported cases were detected.   Furthermore, eight residential care homes for the elderly and three for disabled people logged 17 cases involving their residents and three staff infections.   The Hospital Authority reported that 27 patients passed away in public hospitals. According to a preliminary analysis, the cause of death of 10 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 17 patients was unrelated.   It also registered 11 more critical patients, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 124.   As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Sai Kung and Kwai Tsing districts, the respective district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to relevant residents as well as cleaning workers and property management staff working there.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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