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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

Anti-virus operations held

Joint operations with several government departments were mounted this weekend at bar areas and places where foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) usually gather to carry out publicity work to combat COVD-19, the Government said today.   The operations were taken amid concerns over recent local COVID-19 cases involving mutant strains.   Apart from arranging contractors to strengthen cleaning services at FDH gathering spots, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department also stepped up patrols to combat unlicensed hawking activities at these locations.   During the operations, FDHs were reminded to comply with the regulations on mask-wearing and prohibition of group gatherings in public places.    The department also visited bar areas in Prince Edward, Soho and Wan Chai with Police to carry out publicity and educational work.   The two departments also conducted publicity work on the vaccine bubble to help bar operators adapt to the new measures.
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