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Balanced approach to curbing virus

(To watch the full media session with sign language interpretation, click here.)   Chief Executive John Lee today said he has asked the Secretary for Health to review the current anti-epidemic measures, aiming to strike a balance between containing the virus spread and reducing the inconvenience to travellers.   Meeting the media this morning before chairing the first meeting of the new-term Executive Council, Mr Lee said the Secretary for Health is considering how the duration of quarantine should be handled.   “I am giving him time to look at the statistics so that he will formulate some options for me to consider.”   At the same time, the Government will strive to keep the COVID-19 pandemic under control and protect those who are more vulnerable to the virus, he noted.   “One of the important measures is to make good use of the polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test so that we can be certain that we will be able to identify those who are infected early, separate

Financial advisers board named

The Government today announced the appointments to the Financial Services Development Council's board of directors.   The appointments are for two years from January 17.   The Chief Executive reappointed incumbent chairman Laurence Li and 12 incumbent members, and appointed three new members to the board.   Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui said under the chairman's leadership, the council has made great achievements in conducting research, promoting market development and nurturing talent for the betterment of Hong Kong's financial services industry.   Mr Hui said the reappointed members and new appointees are all seasoned practitioners with expertise in the financial services industry, adding that he was confident the board would continue to direct the council in accomplishing its work objectives.   He also thanked outgoing members Mark Dickens and Joe Ngai for their contributions over the past years.   Click here for the board of directors list.
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