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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

Govt respects HKU decision

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung said today the Government respects the University of Hong Kong’s decision to deny all students who attended the HKU Students’ Union Council meeting on July 7 from accessing the campus.   At a media session after attending radio programmes, Mr Yeung made the response when he was asked if it is fair to those council members when they have not yet been arrested nor convicted.   He said: “The University of Hong Kong made the decision due to risk assessment and the control of exposure to unnecessary risks. It made the decision based on its internal procedures and own assessment. So we will respect its decision based on that.”
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