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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

HK East Job Centre to move

The Labour Department today announced it will relocate the Hong Kong East Job Centre on May 22 and rename it the Admiralty Job Centre.   The Admiralty Job Centre will be located at 9/F, High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway. It will start operations on May 24, and open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and on Saturday from 9am to noon. Call 2591 1318 for enquiries.   The existing Hong Kong East Job Centre at 34/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai will close on May 22. Job seekers may use the North Point Job Centre at 12/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, the Hong Kong West Job Centre at 4/F, Western Magistracy Building, 2A Pok Fu Lam Road, Sai Ying Pun or other job centres.   They can also browse job vacancies on the department's Interactive Employment Service website.
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