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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

Bun carnival cancelled

In view of the latest COVID-19 developments, the 2021 Bun Carnival has been cancelled, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today.   The carnival, jointly organised by the Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the department, was originally scheduled to be held at Pak Tai Temple Playground’s football pitch on Cheung Chau.   The department explained that in order to reduce the risk of spreading the virus through social contact, the organising committee decided to cancel related activities to avoid public gatherings.   Cancelled activities include bun tower climbing training, the bun scrambling competition selection contest, the climbing carnival and bun scrambling competition.   Nevertheless, the ongoing student colouring and drawing competitions will continue. Winners will be notified individually and awards will be sent to the respective schools after the assessment.
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