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HK Repurposes COVID-19 Isolation Centres for Construction Training

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The Hong Kong government has announced plans to convert a purpose-built isolation centre into a training facility for uniformed youth groups and another centre for training construction industry workers.

This move aims to benefit society, the economy, and people’s livelihoods. The Development Bureau will modify the facilities at Tsing Yi and San Tin for short-term use, lasting approximately one year, reports Hong Kong Free Press.

The centre at Tsing Yi is now available for training on flag-raising ceremonies, foot drill, and more. The Home and Youth Affairs Bureau will be overseeing the usage.

The Construction Industry Council has organised training courses and trade tests, including on-site training for the innovative Modular Integrated Construction method. The owner of the San Tin site has generously agreed to lend it for this purpose. 

Hong Kong’s response to the Omicron variant in early 2022 involved increasing the construction of isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms. Local developers loaned the land for these facilities, while the mainland government supplied the building materials and other necessary supplies.

During Hong Kong’s fifth wave, which peaked last March, the city experienced a staggering number of new COVID-19 cases, with over 70,000 reported daily. Unfortunately, this wave also resulted in the highest COVID-related death rate among developed countries, as reported by Bloomberg.


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