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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

P1 applications to open

Primary One Admission System application forms will be available from September 2 to 27, the Education Bureau announced today.   Children born on or before December 31, 2016, are eligible to join the system, except those who have attended primary schools and have been allocated a Primary 1 place.   The forms, explanatory notes and information leaflets are available at kindergartens, district offices and the bureau’s Regional Education Offices and School Places Allocation Section.    At the discretionary places admission stage, parents can choose schools without being restricted to the school net in which the child resides.   The completed application form, together with all supporting documents, should be submitted directly to a government or aided primary school of the parents’ choice between September 20 and 27.   Only one application should be submitted for each child. If parents are found to have applied to more than one government or aided primary school, their application will be rendered void.   If parents only apply for the Primary One Admission Central Allocation, they can return the completed application forms with supporting documents from September 20 to January 21 to the bureau’s School Places Allocation Section at Office 2, 2/F Manulife Financial Centre, Kwun Tong.   From September 2, people can call 2891 0088 or click here for more information.   Meanwhile, the Committee on Home-School Co-operation will upload the Primary School Profiles 2021 e-version in Chinese and English to its website on September 2 to help parents choose schools for their children.
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