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Jan 7 - HK Covid News (30+ Cases Expected)

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    Jan 7 - HK Covid News (30+ Cases Expected)

    Stats


    Total Cases: 33 Cases
    Imported: 4 (Nepal, Pakistan via Dubai)
    Local: 29 Cases - 5 Untraceable
    Cluster Info:
    - 11 cases to Lam Tin Cluster (9 close contacts + 2 workers) - 27 (15 workers and 12 close contacts)
    - Other cases linked to other cases
    Preliminary: 30+
    Discharges: 57 (?)
    Announcements

    - Over past 2 weeks, 26% are asymptomatic.
    - Avoid Crowded places + stay masked
    - Explanation of testing process - wonder where this is going
    - Over 1500 tested at hospital(s) and 1 preliminary positive - was symptomatic (Occupational Therapist - wears mark + PPE and contact tracing - 3 colleagues are quarantined + family members are unwell and prelim positive
    - Radiologist from yesterday - 1 support staff is close contact
    Q&A

    Command Center in Kai Tak (Must have missed this) - Used for contact tracing, arranging quarantines etc. Need more office space for this and Kai Tak has a bigger location. Depts working on this. Will be in the Kai Tai community center. Next week 1000 disciplined services will be manning contract tracing / will be trained.

    Vaccines - Have to consider pre-requisites (administered on science based premises and advisory panel will ensure that there is data available). If a large quantity arrives in HK, the arrangement is complex - delivery, venues, staff etc. Govt is coordinating and announcement to be made soon.

    Untraceable Cases - 2 retirees, 1 worker at Tuen Mun Hospital + 1 cleaning worker

    Vaccinations - BioNTech needs ultra low temp + stringent transport etc - will be concentrated a at vaccination centers - atleast 1 per district.

    Handling of People who do not answer contact tracing calls - Small number of disciplinary officers are seconded right now. Some times incorrect numbers are provided, some make home visits. Prefer to call, but with additional man power being added, home visits are not ruled out.

    PMH Resting Room Contamination - Six environmental are +ve with CT of 30ish. Cleansing and disinfection carried out.

    Command Center - Will be run by senior disciplined service person in charge.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9vdtEFMW98
    Last edited by shri; 07-01-2021 at 05:30 PM.
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    Good to know we can ignore contact tracing calls and even home visits. If you manage to ignore for two weeks are you exempted from the quarantine prison? Or do you always have to serve your 2 weeks time?

    I always wondered about this and have been weary of answering the phone from unknown numbers... and keep some food stashed in case I need to stay in the fort for awhile.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:
    Good to know we can ignore contact tracing calls and even home visits. If you manage to ignore for two weeks are you exempted from the quarantine prison? Or do you always have to serve your 2 weeks time?

    I always wondered about this and have been weary of answering the phone from unknown numbers... and keep some food stashed in case I need to stay in the fort for awhile.
    I forget who it was recently who did this - avoided calls for 13 days and was in qtine for 1 day. Not sure if it was one of the Tien family wives...
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    Lots of same-same questions about the vaccine and sewage testing (samples still have viral presence so second testing being done).


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    Press Conference by Dr. Chuang Shuk Kwan
    January 7th 2021
    Updated at 1644
    Dr. Chuang of CHP announced as of midnight last night there were (9076-9108)
    33 newly confirmed cases in total.
    There are 24 local cases with previous links.
    There are 5 local cases with no previous links.
    As of 4pm today there are over 30 preliminary cases.
    4 cases are imported
    15 patients are Male and 18 patients are Female
    Ages of the patients range from 4 years old to 81 years old
    HOSPITAL AUTHORITY (HA)
    As of 9:00am on January 7th
    Patients in hospital: 633 in 23 hospitals and Asia-World Expo
    Patients in critical condition: 41
    Patients in serious condition: 47
    Patients discharged: 57
    IMPORTED CASES:
    Total Persons 4
    NEPAL - Arrived on RA 409 from Kathmandu on 1/5.
    PAKISTAN - Arrived on EK 384 via Dubai on 1/5
    PAKISTAN - Arrived on EK 384 via Dubai on 1/5
    PAKISTAN - Arrived on EK 384 via Dubai on 1/5
    LOCAL CASES:
    CASES WITH PREVIOUS LINKS:
    Total Persons 13
    Clusters:
    Tseung Kwan O - Lam Tin Tunnel:
    New additional cases today: 11
    Two workers and nine close contacts have tested positive today. A total of 27 people have now tested positive.
    CASES WITH NO PREVIOUS LINKS:
    Total Persons : 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    Press Conference by Dr. Chuang Shuk Kwan
    January 7th 2021
    IMPORTED CASES:
    Total Persons 4
    NEPAL - Arrived on RA 409 from Kathmandu on 1/5.
    PAKISTAN - Arrived on EK 384 via Dubai on 1/5
    PAKISTAN - Arrived on EK 384 via Dubai on 1/5
    PAKISTAN - Arrived on EK 384 via Dubai on 1/5
    That's two consecutive days for Emirates on EK384 - anticipating a 2 week shut out for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByeByeEngland:
    That's two consecutive days for Emirates on EK384 - anticipating a 2 week shut out for them
    Posted on the HK Quarantine group: EK has been banned again , incoming flight will not be allowed PAX 9Jan-22Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    Posted on the HK Quarantine group: EK has been banned again , incoming flight will not be allowed PAX 9Jan-22Jan
    It's very hard to manage keeping up with a FB group, 2 whatsapp groups (all 3 Covid UK exile related), here, BBC and a number of other outlets while trying at the same time to work

    Not unexpected