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Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022

Various epidemiological monitoring indicators remain stable

Various epidemiological monitoring indicators remain stable

Citizens should not lower their guard even when the emergence of individual infection clusters is expected and various epidemiological monitoring indicators have remained stable, said the government spokesman.
While the fifth wave of the epidemic has been substantially contained, the government strongly urged citizens on Sunday to stay on guard and continue taking anti-epidemic measures vigilantly and shall not overlook the risk of epidemic rebound.

Following the gradual resumption of social and economic activities recently, multiple cases have been detected in certain catering premises and bars or pubs. The government reminded all persons in charge of catering premises and bars/pubs, and also the patrons must follow the vaccine pass requirement.

The Government also urged citizens aged 60 or above to receive the fourth dose of vaccine in a timely manner, as the antibody level in human body would drop after a period of time from vaccination or infection. “Other citizens should also take the opportunity to receive a full course with three doses of vaccine as early as possible during this epidemic lull,” said the spokesman.

The spokesman said truthful declaration of positive test results will help citizens to receive early support and the government to track case trends. Since late April, all citizens who reported their cases through the "Declaration System for individuals tested positive for COVID-19 using Rapid Antigen Test" have been required to undergo nucleic acid test by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health when testing capacity permits.

According to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation, it is a criminal offence for any person to provide false or misleading information to a health officer or an authorised officer. The spokesman said as at June 3, the CHP has found six persons suspected of deliberately providing false information and referred the cases to the Police for follow-up. Among them, three persons were arrested. The government reminded citizens not to report false cases information and break the law.

"We call on different sectors of the community to join our efforts in protecting public health, thereby enabling Hong Kong to make steady strides along the path to normalcy," said the spokesman.

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