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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

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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