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Testing records checked

The Government today completed a joint enforcement operation at Block 12 of Richland Gardens in Kowloon Bay, which was earlier included in a compulsory testing notice.   The enforcement action was conducted from around 8am to 11am by the Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Bureau together with Police and the Department of Health.   Out of the 269 people whose records were checked, three had failed to comply with the notice. They were issued with a compulsory testing order and a fixed penalty notice of $10,000. http://dlvr.it/SZ0L6X

Anti-epidemic adviser to leave

The Government said today that Prof Keiji Fukuda will resign from the expert advisory panel under the Steering Committee & Command Centre in relation to the Novel Coronavirus and the Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines with effect from December 1.   Prof Fukuda notified the Government that he will return to the US for retirement upon his departure from the University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health by the end of this year.   Chief Executive Carrie Lam expressed her heartfelt gratitude to Prof Fukuda for his significant contribution in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong and wished him a happy retirement.   She said: "With his rich experience and expertise in public health, Prof Fukuda offered a wealth of invaluable professional advice which is constructive to the Government's effort in combatting the epidemic during the past two years.   "He also shared his experience gained during his days in the World Health Organization and effectively supported the Government to deal with the epidemic situation based on science and theories."   The membership list of the Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines has been updated and will take effect from December 1.
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