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GBA rule of law action plan released

The Action Plan on the Construction of Rule of Law in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has been released, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced today.   Secretary for Justice Paul Lam explained that the action plan has two intentions, namely to underpin the guiding principle of “Three Interfaces, Two Connects & One Greater Bay Area”, and strengthen collaboration with the legal and dispute resolution sectors and other stakeholders to effectively implement policy measures set out in the plan.   Through mechanisms, regulatory frameworks and talent – the “three interfaces” – the DoJ said it will promote hardware and software connectivity in constructing rule of law in the bay area, co-operation between the various cities according to their respective strengths, and collaboration between different legal systems, thereby eventually achieving the goal of “one Greater Bay Area”.   Deputy Secretary for Justice Cheung Kwok-kwan, who is also the leading Hong Kong

Hospital virus case explained

The Hospital Authority today said a United Christian Hospital nurse needs to undergo quarantine as she did not wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) while assisting in collecting a COVID-19 patient's specimen.   The authority noted that a 27-year-old man was admitted to the hospital's accident and emergency department (AED) yesterday due to a fever. He was arranged to undergo an admission screening COVID-19 test and the result was positive.   The patient was transferred to the isolation ward and his condition is stable.   The hospital's infection control team conducted contact tracing and no patient was identified as a close contact.   A nurse who did not put on full PPE while assisting in nasopharyngeal swab specimen collection for the patient for a short period was classified as a close contact and will be put under quarantine.   The authority reminded all healthcare workers to wear full PPE when performing high-risk medical procedures.   It has also arranged thorough cleaning and disinfection for the hospital's AED areas.
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