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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

Election Committee final register set

The 2021 Election Committee subsector (ECSS) final register of voters will be released tomorrow, the Registration & Electoral Office (REO) announced.   The final voter register contains 7,971 voters, comprising 2,551 individual and 5,420 corporate voters. They may vote in the 2021 ECSS Ordinary Elections on September 19.   Registered individual and corporate voters may log in to the Online Voter Information Enquiry System, or call 2891 1001 to check their registration particulars.   There is an increase of 80 voters in the final voter register compared to the provisional one.   The REO explained that it took follow-up actions, including those on the claims and objections cases received, after the publication of the provisional voter register. With the Revising Officer's approval, the individuals and bodies concerned have been deleted from or included in the final register accordingly.   Validly nominated candidates, members of the press and political parties may inspect the final voter register from tomorrow at the REO offices at 10/F, Harbour Centre, Wan Chai and 13/F, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre.   The parts of the final register which contain only corporate voters' registered particulars and do not show individual voters' names and principal residential addresses are available for public inspection.   The notice on the inspection of the final register will be gazetted tomorrow.
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