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SMS sender scheme expanded

The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) announced today that the SMS Sender Registration Scheme is now open for application by all sectors to further help the public verify the identities of SMS senders, with a view to combatting SMS fraud.   Apart from further opening up the scheme, the OFCA said it welcomes public and private organisations from various industries with a practical need to communicate with customers or clients via SMS to join the scheme.   Under the scheme, only registered senders are able to send SMS messages using their registered SMS sender IDs with the prefix “#”. All other SMS messages with sender IDs containing “#” but not sent by registered senders will be blocked by the telecommunications networks.   As such, the public can easily identify whether an SMS message is received from a registered sender by the prefix “#” in the SMS sender ID.   The OFCA reminds citizens to stay highly vigilant when receiving SMS messages from unknown sender

HK reports 10 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 10 additional COVID-19 cases, of which two are locally transmitted including one with an unknown source of infection.   The new cases involve one male and nine females aged between three and 70.   The unlinked case is a 70-year-old retired woman who was asymptomatic. She was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on April 6 for another medical condition and tested positive during admission screening.   The eight imported cases arrived from the Philippines and Indonesia.   A total of 120 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 26 local ones, of which nine have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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