CHP investigates 8 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 6, the CHP was investigating 8 additional verified cases of coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19), taking the number of cases to 11 075 in Hong Kong so far (making up 11 074 verified cases and one possible case).
Amongst the newly reported cases revealed, four are imported cases.
An overall of 233 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days (February 20 to March 5), including 193 regional cases of which 64 are from unidentified sources.
The CHP’s epidemiological examinations and appropriate contact tracing on the confirmed cases are continuous. 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 most recent local scenario of COVID-19 available on the site “COVID-19 Thematic Site” ( www.coronavirus.gov.hk).
In view of the most current epidemic advancements in the Mainland, the previous plan to supply specimen collection containers to incoming tourists arriving via land border control points who have been to Shanghai in the past 14 days will be cancelled from today (March 6).
The CHP advised those who had gone to defined locations under the Avoidance and Control of Disease (Compulsory Screening for Particular Individuals) Regulation (Cap. 599 J) to receive COVID-19 nucleic acid testing according to the obligatory testing notification. The general public are also prompted to look for medical attention early if symptoms establish.
The CHP called on members of the public to prevent going out, having social contact and dining out. They need to put on a surgical mask and preserve rigid hand health when they need to head out. The CHP highly urged the elderly to stay at home as far as possible and avoid going out. They need to think about asking their friends and family to aid with everyday tasks such as looking for basic requirements.
The spokesperson stated, “Considered that the circumstance of COVID-19 infection remains severe which there is a continuous increase in the variety of cases reported around the world, members of the general public are highly prompted to prevent all non-essential travel outside Hong Kong.
“The CHP likewise strongly prompts the public to maintain at all times stringent personal and environmental health, which is crucial to individual defense against infection and prevention of the spread of the disease in the community. On a personal level, members of the general public must wear a surgical mask when having breathing symptoms, taking public transportation or staying in crowded places. They must also carry out hand health regularly, particularly before touching the mouth, nose or eyes.
” When it comes to household environmental hygiene, members of the general public are recommended to maintain drainage pipelines effectively, regularly pour water into drain outlets (U-traps) and cover all flooring drain outlets when they are not in use. After using the toilet, they ought to put the toilet cover down before flushing to avoid spreading out germs.”
Furthermore, the Federal government has actually launched the website “COVID-19 Thematic Site” ( www.coronavirus.gov.hk) for revealing the most recent updates on various news on COVID-19 infection and health suggestions to help the public understand the latest updates. Members of the general public may likewise gain access to details through the COVID-19 WhatsApp Helpline released by the Office of the Government Chief Details Officer. Just by conserving 9617 1823 in their phone contacts or clicking the link wa.me/85296171823? text=hi, they will be able to acquire information on COVID-19 along with the “StayHomeSafe” mobile app and wristband through WhatsApp.
To avoid pneumonia and respiratory system infections, members of the public need to always keep great individual and environmental health. They are recommended to:
– Use a surgical mask when taking public transportation or staying in congested locations. It is important to wear a mask correctly, including carrying out hand health before wearing and after getting rid of a mask;-LRB-
– Perform hand health often, specifically before touching the mouth, nose or eyes, after touching public setups such as handrails or doorknobs, or when hands are contaminated by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing;-LRB-
– Maintain drainage pipes correctly and routinely (about once a week) put about half a litre of water into each drain outlet (U-trap) to guarantee environmental health;-LRB-
– Cover all floor drain outlets when they are not in usage;-LRB-
– After using the toilet, put the toilet cover down in the past flushing to avoid spreading germs;-LRB-
– Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for a minimum of 20 seconds. Then rinse with water and dry with a non reusable paper towel. If hand cleaning facilities are not offered, or when hands are not noticeably soiled, carrying out hand health with 70 to 80 percent alcohol-based handrub is an efficient alternative;-LRB-
– Cover your mouth and nose with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing. Dispose of soiled tissues into a lidded rubbish bin, then wash hands completely; and
– When having breathing signs, use a surgical mask, refrain from work or going to class at school, prevent going to crowded places and seek medical recommendations without delay.
Ends/Saturday, March 6,2021
Released at HKT 17:56