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Ukraine | Hongkongers can fly out of Ukraine through the Chinese embassy.
COVID-19 | Mortuaries near full capacity, tracking wristbands for the isolated are on their way and more.
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Diplomat | #StandWithUkraine. Plus, a COVID-19 guide.
Government | Last round of Octopus consumption vouchers coming out in March.
Health | NGO begins free prescription delivery service for chronically ill.
Hongkongers stuck in Ukraine can fly out via Chinese embassy
Three Hongkongers who are seeking a way out of Ukraine have been directed to the Chinese embassy in Kyiv, which has arranged flights to get holders of Chinese, HK, or Macau passports out of the country.
People looking to take one of these flights out of Ukraine are reminded that they can call the hotline at 1868.
Mortuaries overwhelmed with climbing death rate
New cases: 26,026 (6 imported)
Cases in the last 14 days: 117,056 (105 imported)
Hong Kong’s mortuaries are close to full capacity, causing the bodies of a number of COVID victims to remain at the hospital until more space frees up.
The government has given out 43,000 rapid antigen test kits after COVID-19 was detected in sewage samples in several districts.
Tracking wristbands are coming for those isolated at home. StayHomeSafe with the 100,000 bracelets coming out that will make sure you’re being a good quarantiner.
LeaveHomeSafe has stopped sending alerts of restaurant close contacts to its users. This is to limit the number of people required to take a test given the “bottleneck” effect the city is currently experiencing with COVID-19 tests. Speaking of restaurants, Cafe de Coral will be suspending most of its dine-in service and converting to takeaway only.
The mainland plans to start sending medical supplies via rail to help the city tackle COVID-19. The supplies will be stored in the Lo Wu Marshalling Yard. Hong Kong will also be sent 1,000 health workers from the mainland to help care for senior COVID-19 patients at government facilities.
Crowds surged stores in Sham Shui Po yesterday as people rushed to buy rapid antigen tests. Prices for test kits were as cheap as $20, causing some to question whether they’re recognised by the government.
Several housing blocks in Kwun Tong, Yuen Long, Kwai Chung and Sha Tin (building names in this link) were put into lockdown.
1,000+ positive cases were found after overnight lockdowns in Sha Tin, Kwun Tong, Kwai Chung, and Cheung Sha Wan (housing block names here).
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