Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines
1. Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records
The Government announced that it has concluded discussions with the Governments of Bhutan and Marshall Islands to accept vaccination records issued by Bhutan and Marshall Islands as recognised vaccination records for persons arriving at Hong Kong who have stayed in overseas places. The relevant arrangements take effect at 0.00am on July 20.
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202207/18/P2022071800476.htm
2. Persons completed home isolation may cut and dispose of electronic wristbands
A Government spokesman reminded that persons infected with COVID-19 may cut and dispose of the electronic wristbands and uninstall the “StayHomeSafe” mobile app upon completion of the home isolation requirement.
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202207/21/P2022072100785.htm
3. CHP adjusts management of cases involving new Omicron sub-lineages
The CHP has all along been closely monitoring local cases involving the new sub-lineages and their epidemiological characteristics. After reviewing the local cases suspected of involving the new Omicron sub-lineages, including BA.2.12.1, BA.4 and BA.5, the CHP found their characteristics, including severity and hospitalisation rate, similar to those involving BA.2 which is the widely circulating local strain since the fifth wave. The CHP adjusts the management of those cases according to the latest risk assessment. The isolation and quarantine arrangements of local cases suspected of involving the new Omicron sub-lineages will be the same as that of cases involving BA.2, i.e., if the relevant requirements are fulfilled and their household environment is suitable, positive cases and their close contacts could opt for home isolation and quarantine.
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202207/20/P2022072000663.htm
4. 72nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
The Government announced the details of the 72nd 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.
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202207/20/P2022072000236.htm
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