Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

  1. HKSAR Government leverages support of Central Authorities to curb epidemic

​​Promptly following up on the consensus and achievements from the second Mainland-Hong Kong thematic meeting on COVID-19 epidemic jointly hosted by the Chief Secretary for Administration of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Mr John Lee, and the Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, Mr Huang Liuquan, on February 12, the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, held an internal high-level meeting on February 13 and appointed the convenors from the HKSAR Government for five task forces. The convenors will co-ordinate with the representatives of the relevant ministries and commissions of the Central Authorities, as well as the Guangdong Provincial Government, to press ahead with the implementation work to tackle the aggravating situation of the fifth wave of the epidemic in Hong Kong.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202202/14/P2022021400046.htm

  1. Government announces arrangements for persons pending admission to hospitals or isolation facilities

​The Government announced that it has made appropriate arrangements for citizens who are pending admission to hospitals or isolation facilities, including those who test positive in COVID-19 nucleic acid tests, during the waiting period, with a view to allaying relevant citizens’ concerns, focusing resources in the medical system for handling more urgent cases to protect citizens’ lives and public health, and seizing time for further enhancing the handling capacities in hospitals and isolation facilities.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202202/15/P2022021500524.htm

  1. Telephone hotline added and designated clinics activated for confirmed patients pending admission to isolation facilities

The hotline 1836 115 operates daily from 8am to 10pm seven days a week to answer enquiries on medical information and provides infection control advice for people pending admission to isolation facilities upon confirmed infection.

In addition, seven designated clinics for confirmed cases of COVID-19 will also be activated from tomorrow to help provide diagnosis and treatment for the people with mild symptoms of infection, such as fever, cough or sore throat, after being notified by the Department of Health on their positive results and while awaiting hospital admission.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202202/15/P2022021500435.htm

  1. Lowering of minimum age for receiving Sinvoac vaccine to three years old starting from February 15

The Government announced that the minimum age for receiving the CoronaVac vaccine (Sinovac vaccine) is lowered to three years old starting from February 15.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202202/13/P2022021300644.htm

  1. Three additional COVID-19 vaccination centres open for reservations starting Monday

The Government set up three Pop-up Community Vaccination Centres (PCVCs) at Tuen Mun Town Hall, Wo Hing Playground in Fanling and Sha Tin Town Hall. Members of the public can make reservations starting from 9am on Monday.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202202/12/P2022021200647.htm

  1. Government extends place-specific flight suspension mechanism and implements place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Nepal

The Government announced that the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America would be extended for 14 days to March 4. The place-specific flight suspension mechanism would also be implemented for Nepal from February 12 (Hong Kong time) to March 4.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202202/11/P2022021100536.htm

  1. Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records

The Government announced that it has concluded discussions with the Government of Lesotho to accept vaccination records issued by Lesotho as recognised vaccination records for Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places under the mechanism. The relevant arrangements take effect at 0.00am on February 16.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202202/14/P2022021400611.htm

  1. 50th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly

The Government announced that the 50th round of compulsory testing for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes will commence shortly.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202202/11/P2022021000582.htm

  1. Ethnic minority languages translation for Rapid Antigen Testing Demo videos and “Stay Home Safe” Scheme

The Rapid Antigen Testing DEMO videos have been translated into nine languages and uploaded to CHP Youtube Channel:

Hindi 印度文                        : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcxeBe08SJE

Nepali 尼泊爾文                 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe-HkDN42Ec

Urdu 巴基斯坦文                        : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYrdZM_mpzk

Thai 泰文                                 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ZLxvMbIjU

Bahasa Indonesia 印尼文         : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMEUnMZ1Khs

Tagalog 菲律賓文                 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_niVH2MCx8

Sinhala 僧伽羅文                 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eOIj0wGrkU

Bengali 孟加拉文                 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL7Dh9XXr28

Vietnamese 越南文                 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BODrN-EnY4

Nine languages on the “Stay Home Safe” Scheme have been uploaded to the CHP website:

Hindi 印度文                         : https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/stayhomesafe_scheme_hindi.pdf

Nepali 尼泊爾文                         : https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/stayhomesafe_scheme_nepali.pdf

Urdu 巴基斯坦文                 : https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/stayhomesafe_scheme_urdu.pdf

Thai 泰文                                 : https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/stayhomesafe_scheme_thai.pdf

Bahasa Indonesia 印尼文         : https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/stayhomesafe_scheme_bahasa_indonesia.pdf

Tagalog 菲律賓文                 : https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/stayhomesafe_scheme_tagalog.pdf

Sinhala 僧伽羅文                 : https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/stayhomesafe_scheme_sinhala.pdf

Bengali 孟加拉文                 : https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/stayhomesafe_scheme_bengali.pdf

Vietnamese 越南文                 : https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/stayhomesafe_scheme_vietnamese.pdf

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