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Vaccine priority groups expanded

The Government today expanded the scope of priority groups to cover seven categories of people who have greater risk of exposure to COVID-19 and risk of infection.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip told reporters the move was made given the fact that the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been running smoothly since its launch on February 26 and taking into account the supply of vaccines and the programme’s progress.   The seven categories of people include staff of premises that serve food and beverages, markets, supermarkets, convenience stores, couriers and takeaway delivery including food delivery.   It also comprise staff of local public transport service operators, registered construction workers and property management such as security guards and cleaning and security personnel.   The remaining categories include teachers and school staff, employees in the tourism industry and staff of scheduled premises under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Requirem

I&T scheme applications open

The Innovation & Technology Commission today said it is inviting applications for the 2021 Innovation & Technology Support Programme until May 21.   The programme provides funding support for platform and seed research and development projects by local public research institutes and R&D centres.   Platform projects are industry-oriented and have potential for commercialisation, while seed projects need to be exploratory and forward-looking.   For enquiries, contact the commission by email or call 3655 5678.
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