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Anti-epidemic meeting held

A meeting on the anti-epidemic work of the Mainland and Hong Kong was held today in Shenzhen.   It was hosted by Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office of the State Council Deputy Director Huang Liuquan.   Chief Secretary John Lee led Hong Kong Special Administrative Region representatives to attend the meeting and exchange strategies with Mainland representatives on preventing and fighting COVID-19 as well as study the resumption of quarantine-free travel between the Mainland and Hong Kong.   Mr Huang noted that the office organised the meeting as the central government attaches great importance to the request by Chief Executive Carrie Lam on the resumption of quarantine-free travel with the Mainland.   Mr Lee thanked the central government for its support and care towards the Hong Kong SAR's efforts in preventing and fighting the virus, and for offering vital assistance on many occasions.   He also expressed gratitude to the office for arranging the meeting within a short

5.5m receive consumption vouchers

The Government today announced that it disbursed via the four stored value facility (SVF) operators the first $2,000 consumption voucher to about 5.5 million eligible people who had completed electronic registration by July 17.   Such people will successively receive SMS or mobile app push notifications concerning the Consumption Voucher Scheme’s disbursement.       Those who have completed electronic registration on or after July 18 and all who have submitted paper registration forms will receive the first $2,000 consumption voucher on September 1 after verification of eligibility.       For people who chose to collect the vouchers via AlipayHK, Tap & Go or WeChat Pay HK, the $2,000 vouchers have been directly injected into their specified SVF accounts.       Those who chose to collect the vouchers via Octopus cards may collect the $2,000 voucher by tapping the card at the Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme’s subsidy collection points at MTR stations, Light Rail Customer Service Centres, designated piers and public transport interchanges within three months from today.   They can also tap the card at designated convenience stores and supermarkets, Octopus Service Points or via Octopus app.   Registrants who have completed electronic registration on or before July 17 but have not yet received the SMS notifications on their registration results may enquire about their registration status using the hotline 18 5000.       The Government reminded eligible people who have not yet registered to submit registration by August 14.        People should also carefully protect their personal data when registering for the scheme and using the vouchers. The Government and its contractors will only communicate with the registrants by designated telephone numbers.          Visit the scheme website or call 18 5000 for enquiries.
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