CHP examines seven additional validated cases of COVID-19
The Centre for Health Care (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that since 0.00 am, July 20, the CHP was examining 7 extra confirmed cases of coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19), taking the variety of cases to 11 966 in Hong Kong up until now (consisting of 11 965 verified cases and one probable case).
All of the recently reported cases are imported cases.
An overall of 15 cases have been reported in the past 14 days (July 6 to 19), consisting of 14 imported cases and one import-related case.
As a guest flight (QR818) run by Qatar Airways arriving in Hong Kong from Doha, Qatar, on July 18 had 4 travelers confirmed to have COVID-19 by arrival testing, the DH hence conjured up the Prevention and Control of Disease (Guideline of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Guideline (Cap. 599 H) to restrict the landing of traveler flights from Doha operated by Qatar Airways in Hong Kong from July 20 to August 2.
The CHP’s epidemiological examinations and relevant contact tracing on the confirmed cases are continuous. For case details and contact tracing information, please see the Annex or the list of structures with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and the most recent regional situation of COVID-19 readily available on the site “COVID-19 Thematic Website” ( www.coronavirus.gov.hk).
599 J) to receive COVID-19 nucleic acid testing according to Compulsory Testing Notices (CTNs). The Regulation likewise requires all family members of close contacts of validated cases to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test within a given period according to CTNs published in the Gazette.
If unavoidable, the CHP extremely suggested the public to be fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines prior to their departure with a view to reducing their opportunities of being infected with COVID-19 overseas. The representative stressed, “The international circumstance of COVID-19 infection stays extreme and there is a constant increase in the number of cases involving mutant pressures that carry higher transmissibility, and there are likewise reports of breakthrough infections in some immunized individuals.
The Government has actually launched the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. Members of the public are encouraged to get vaccinated. Details of the program can be found at the designated website ( www.covidvaccine.gov.hk).
The CHP called on members of the public to prevent going out, having social contact and eating in restaurants. They need to place on a surgical mask and maintain rigid hand health when they require to go out. The CHP strongly urged the elderly to stay home as far as possible and prevent heading out. They ought to consider asking their family and friends to help with daily tasks such as shopping for fundamental necessities.
” The CHP also strongly prompts the general public to keep at all times rigorous personal and ecological health, which is essential to individual protection against infection and avoidance of the spread of the disease in the community. On an individual level, members of the public must use a surgical mask when having respiratory signs, taking public transport or staying in congested locations. They need to also perform hand hygiene frequently, specifically prior to touching the mouth, nose or eyes. Vaccination might help keep people from getting seriously ill even if they do get COVID-19, and, normally speaking, vaccines can also lower the opportunity of transmission by those who have actually been immunized. People immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine can also produce herd immunity. Members of the general public are advised to get vaccinated as quickly as possible and book their vaccination consultations at the website ( booking.covidvaccine.gov.hk/ forms/index. jsp).
” When it comes to household environmental hygiene, members of the public are encouraged to preserve drain pipes effectively and routinely put water into drain outlets (U-traps). After utilizing the toilet, they should put the toilet cover down before flushing to prevent spreading out bacteria,” the representative said.
Additionally, the Government has actually introduced the site “COVID-19 Thematic Website” ( www.coronavirus.gov.hk) for revealing the current updates on various news on COVID-19 infection and health recommendations to help the general public understand the current updates. Members of the public might also get to info via the COVID-19 WhatsApp Helpline released by the Workplace of the Federal Government Chief Details Officer. Just by saving 9617 1823 in their phone contacts or clicking the link wa.me/85296171823? text=hi, they will be able to get info on COVID-19 along with the “StayHomeSafe” mobile app and wristband through WhatsApp.
To prevent pneumonia and respiratory tract infections, members of the public need to constantly keep good personal and environmental health. They are encouraged to:.
- Use a surgical mask when taking public transportation or staying in congested places. It is essential to use a mask properly, including carrying out hand hygiene prior to wearing and after removing a mask;-LRB- .
- Perform hand hygiene often, particularly before touching the mouth, nose or eyes, after touching public installations such as handrails or doorknobs, or when hands are contaminated by breathing secretions after coughing or sneezing;-LRB- .
- Maintain drain pipes properly and regularly (about as soon as a week) pour about half a litre of water into each drain outlet (U-trap) to ensure ecological health;-LRB- .
- After utilizing the toilet, put the toilet lid down in the past flushing to prevent spreading out bacteria;-LRB- .
- Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds. Rinse with water and dry with a non reusable paper towel. If hand cleaning facilities are not available, or when hands are not visibly stained, performing hand hygiene with 70 to 80 per cent 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 thoroughly; and
- When having breathing signs, use a surgical mask, refrain from work or attending class at school, avoid going to crowded locations and look for medical recommendations promptly.
Ends/Tuesday, July 20,2021
Issued at HKT 14:15