🌊 Kwai Chung lockdown cont.
Caspar Tsui couped up until probe ends
Sick of COVID? Odds are the folks at Kwai Chung Estate are more fed up than you are.
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COVID-19 | Kwai Chung’s lockdown worsens with a two-day extension.
Government | Home Affairs Secretary told to stay at home until probe ends.
Transport | Minibus accident sends 11 to hospital.
Crime | Two more have been arrested in care home scandal.
Education | University demands CityU Union audit documents.
Appointments | LegCo elects 18 Panel Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen.
Five-day lockdown gets even worse
The residents who are blocked from going to work are suffering from job losses and income freezes during a five-day lockdown in Kwai Chung.
In a recent survey, nearly 30% of 174 residents said in a survey that on a scale of 1 to 10 their financial pressure was at a 10. Some reported job loss and others said they had to take unpaid leave/use annual leave days.
Yat Kwai House in the Estate has had its lockdown extended for another two days. So far, 276 infections have been confirmed on the premises.
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Of the 124 new cases, 93 of them are locally transmitted, with 33 of them coming from the Kwai Chung Estate outbreak. Six of the local cases have unknown sources.
Hong Kong’s vaccine bubble is expanding further to include “contractors, their agents and subcontractors” who enter government buildings and offices as of 16 February. The government is also considering adding certain activities to the vaccine bubble.
Cinemas received the fifth round of subsidies under the Anti-epidemic Fund, which consisted of $50,000 per screen to the 64 eligible cinemas that applied. Maximum subsidies per cinema circuit are $1.5 million.
Compulsory testing notice has been gazetted for 43 specified premises. See the Annex provided for the locations and testing details.
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