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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

Financial forum members reappointed

The Government announced today that Financial Secretary Paul Chan has reappointed 10 serving members to the Financial Leaders Forum and their appointments are from August 18, 2021 to June 30, 2022.   Mr Chan said: "I am confident that with the knowledge, expertise and vast experience of members, the Financial Leaders Forum will continue to provide constructive advice on consolidating Hong Kong's role as an international financial centre and promoting the long-term development of our financial services industry."   He also paid tribute to outgoing member David Wong for his contributions over the past two years.   Established in August 2017, the Financial Leaders Forum is a high-level platform comprising top leaders from the financial community and key financial regulators.   It is an institutional set-up underpinning the Government’s vision in playing an active leading role in policymaking and on matters relating to monetary stability, financial safety and regulation to reinforce Hong Kong's position as an international financial centre.
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