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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

1977-79 smart ID replacement set

Hong Kong residents born in 1977, 1978 or 1979 should apply for a new smart identity card at a smart identity card replacement centre from September 20 to November 18, the Immigration Department announced today.   Bookings can be made online, on the department’s mobile application or by calling the 24-hour hotline at 2121 1234.   Applicants may take up to two disabled people and two family members or two friends aged 65 or above to replace their identity cards together.   Residents who are absent from Hong Kong during their call-up period can apply within 30 days of their return to the city.   Click here or call 2824 6111 for details.
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