Over 3.2k COVID-19 cases reported

April 5, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 3,254 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 16 are imported and the rest are locally acquired.


Among the new cases, 1,658 were detected by nucleic acid tests while 1,596 were identified via rapid antigen tests.


A total of 1,165,183 people have contracted the virus since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic, involving 8,136 deaths.


Meanwhile, the Government made restriction-testing declarations to cover Hei Tin House of Yan Tin Estate in Tuen Mun as well as Yee Hong, Yee Yan and Yee Sau houses of Yee Kok Court in Cheung Sha Wan where sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


People in the restricted areas must undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.


Due to a number of positive cases, 25 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice.


Mobile specimen collection stations have been set up in different districts to facilitate people to undergo testing.


Separately, the Department of Health has prohibited the landing of four airlines' passenger flights in Hong Kong from several places for seven days in accordance with the route-specific flight suspension mechanism.


They include the passenger flights operated by Singapore Airlines from Singapore, Malaysia Airlines' flights from Kuala Lumpur, Qatar Airways' flights from Doha and Cathay Pacific's ones from Manchester.


For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.

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