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More HZMB private car quotas set

The governments of Hong Kong and Macau have agreed to increase the regular quotas for Hong Kong cross-boundary non-commercial private cars using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to Macau, the Transport Department announced today.   The decision was made to enhance traffic flow between Hong Kong and Macau, better utilising the bridge, the department said.   It will increase the Hong Kong quota by 1,000, following the earlier quota allocation of 1,800 for Hong Kong.   The additional quota will be distributed in two phases from the second quarter.   Half of the additional 1,000 quota allocations is for company applicants and the other half is for individual applicants. The quotas are valid for no more than three years. The eligibility criteria of quota applications remains the same.   Private cars allocated with Hong Kong quotas will be permitted to access the city of Macau multiple times using the bridge.   The Hong Kong quota allotments will be re-allocated upon expiry thro

Catering premises checked

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) conducted operations from June 11 to 13 to remind catering business and scheduled premises operators to strictly comply with the anti-epidemic regulations.   The operation jointly conducted with Police covered bars, pubs and karaoke establishments in Mong Kok, Yau Tsim District, Central & Western District and Wan Chai.   During the joint operation, 43 catering premises were inspected, while 1,657 catering premises and 292 other premises were inspected soley by the FEHD.   The department initiated procedures on prosecution against seven catering business operators suspected of breaching the requirements under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Requirements & Directions) (Business & Premises) Regulation.   Five of them were related to dine-in services provided after the specified time in catering premises, while the remaining two were related to more than four people allowed to be seated together at one table and failing to wear a mask.   The department said it will continue law enforcement on all types of premises and inspect staff and customer vaccination records.
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