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Civil Aid Service holds parade

The Civil Aid Service (CAS) held the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and CAS 70th Anniversary Parade today at the Police College.   Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki officiated at the ceremony and acted as the reviewing officer for the parade.   To demonstrate national identity and patriotic sentiment for the motherland, the CAS has fully adopted from today, the Chinese-style foot drill that requires exacting standards, and demonstrated the drill's protocols for the first time in the parade.   As an auxiliary force under the Security Bureau, the CAS has been honouring the pledge of "provide emergency relief, serve the community" and has been rendering immediate assistance during emergencies to protect Hong Kong citizens.   During the COVID-19 epidemic, the CAS has remained steadfast on the front line of the anti-epidemic operations by rapidly assisting in setting up a number of community isolation faci

JoyYou Card service centres to open

Four temporary service centres will be set up on January 3, 2022, to assist eligible people aged 60 to 64 to apply for the JoyYou Card, the Government announced today.   The card is also open for application for people reaching the age of 60 within three months.   The JoyYou Card is a personalised Octopus card tailor-made for the Government Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly & Eligible Persons with Disabilities.   People aged 60 to 64 must use the card to enjoy the $2 concessionary fare from February 27, 2022. So far about 516,600 applications have been received, representing about 85% of the population born between 1957 and 1961.   Eligible people who have yet to apply should submit their applications via the Octopus App before January 31.   The four temporary JoyYou Card Application Service Centres, set up by Octopus Cards Ltd, will start service from January 3 to help eligible people to submit applications or supplementary information.   The centres are located at room 3030, 30/F of Revenue Tower in Wan Chai, unit 1917-1918, 19/F of Pioneer Centre in Mong Kok, conference room, 2/F of Hin Keng Neighbourhood Community Centre in Tai Wai and unit 401B, 4/F of Tin Ching Amenity & Community Building in Tin Shui Wai.   The centres will be open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.
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