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Phase 2 mental health scheme set

Eligible organisations are invited to apply for funding support for the implementation of mental health projects under the second phase of the Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme.   Non-governmental organisations receiving recurrent subvention from the Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong Council of Social Service agency members and tertiary institutions registered under the laws of Hong Kong may submit proposals to the Advisory Committee on Mental Health by August 3 for funding support.   Priority will be accorded to projects that fall into one of the five specified service areas: support for carers, support for children and adolescents with special educational needs, strengthening of family relationship, support for the elderly with mental health needs, and support for bereavement and grief management.   The application assessment will be based on the proposal submitted, taking into account the project’s strength, impact, design and feasibility as well as the applicant org

Housing Dept reports virus case

The Housing Department today said a female security guard employed by its contractor has tested positive for COVID-19.   The security guard works at Foo Wo House, Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin. She is a close contact of a confirmed case at Foo Wo House.   She was sent to the quarantine centre on February 11 and was notified by the Centre for Health Protection yesterday that she had tested positive for the virus.   She works the night shifts for tower guard duties. There was a protective screen at the tower guard counter that separates security guards from the residents and visitors.   The security guard, who has no recent travel history, wore a face mask and her body temperature was normal while on duty.   Thorough cleaning and disinfection have been carried out at the relevant workplaces.
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