Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Government extends existing social distancing measures

The Government announced the gazettal of the extension of the existing social distancing measures in accordance with the public health emergency regulations under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance, which are to be effective from June 2 to June 15.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202205/31/P2022053100802.htm

2. Government fine-tunes testing arrangements for persons entering Hong Kong and updates penalty under flight suspension mechanism

The Government announced, on the premise of maintaining the overall framework of stringent inbound prevention and control measures to guard against the importation of cases, the fine-tuned pre-departure and post-arrival nucleic acid testing arrangements applicable to persons boarding for Hong Kong from overseas places and Taiwan, and the updated penalty to be incurred by airlines for neglecting to verify the required documentation of persons boarding flights for Hong Kong and triggering the route-specific flight suspension mechanism. These take effect from 0.00am on June 1 (Hong Kong time). The adjustments are made so as to reduce the impact on the journeys of persons coming to Hong Kong while continuing to firmly guard against the importation of cases.
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202205/29/P2022052900331.htm

3. Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records

The Government announced that it has concluded discussions with the Government of Vanuatu to accept vaccination records issued by Vanuatu as recognised vaccination records for persons arriving at Hong Kong who have stayed in overseas places. The relevant arrangements take effect at 0.00am on June 1 (Wednesday).
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202205/30/P2022053000401.htm

4. 21 Community Vaccination Centres open from 10am today

Twenty-one Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) are providing COVID-19 vaccination service to members of the public today (June 1). The opening hours of the CVCs are from 10am to 6pm from Monday to Friday, and between 8am and 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays. They are closed daily between 1.30pm and 2.30pm for cleaning.
The CVCs at Hong Kong Central Library, Kowloon Bay Sports Centre, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre and Tsuen Wan Sports Centre were closed after finishing their service to the public last night (May 31) in accordance with the arrangement as announced earlier.
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202206/01/P2022060100001.htm

5. DH's Elderly Health Centres continue to provide COVID-19 vaccination service

The Department of Health (DH) announced that its 11 Elderly Health Centres (EHCs) will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccination walk-in service with the CoronaVac vaccine for all persons aged 65 or above, to encourage and assist the elderly to receive COVID-19 vaccination.
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202205/31/P2022053100628.htm

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