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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

Political assistant to leave post

The Government today said Political Assistant to the Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Kenneth Ng has tendered his resignation.   He will be on leave starting tomorrow and depart the Government with effect from August 30.   Thereafter, Mr Ng will join the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to take up the position of General Manager, Communications & Public Affairs.   He has sought prior advice from the Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives & Politically Appointed Officials.   Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang thanked Mr Ng for his contribution during his tenure and wished him all the best in his future endeavours.   He also expressed hope that Mr Ng would continue to make contributions to Hong Kong.
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