Only 2 imported COVID-2 cases reported in HK today, no local cases of unknown sources for 3 consecutive days

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3rd May 2021 – (Hong Kong)  ​The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 12am today, two additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported taking the number of cases to 11,787 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 11,786 confirmed cases and one probable case).
      
All newly reported cases are imported cases including a 30-year-old woman from Indonesia and a 36-year-old man from Russia. Both patients were asymptomatic.
   
A total of 101 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days (19th April to 2nd May, including 20 local cases (including one possibly local) of which nine are from unknown sources.
 
Meanwhile, the CHP reminded those who had visited specified venues under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) to receive COVID-19 nucleic acid testing according to the compulsory testing notice. The Regulation also requires all household members of close contacts of confirmed cases to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test within a specified period according to compulsory testing notices published in the Gazette. The public are also urged to seek medical attention early if symptoms develop and undergo testing as soon as possible.
 
The Government has launched the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. Members of the public are encouraged to get vaccinated.
 
The CHP called on members of the public to avoid going out, having social contact and dining out. They should put on a surgical mask and maintain stringent hand hygiene when they need to go out. The CHP strongly urged the elderly to stay home as far as possible and avoid going out. They should consider asking their family and friends to help with everyday tasks such as shopping for basic necessities.

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