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Latest quarantine rules explained

The “3+4” quarantine arrangement for arrivals to Hong Kong is not a relaxation and inbound travellers must spend three days in hotel quarantine in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 from abroad, Secretary for Health Prof Lo Chung-mau said today.   He made the remarks to reporters after attending a radio programme and explained that there is a difference between local residents who test positive for the virus and inbound travellers.   “The fact is that local residents are already in the community and are already living in their home environment. There is a difference. Whereas for those inbound passengers, they have not yet got into the community, so we have the responsibility to stop them getting into the community. For local residents, when they tested positive, they are already at home, and that is the difference.   “We have to stop the viruses coming from abroad. There is also the possibility of more variants of the virus coming from abroad, and we have to make sure that we p

Beat Drugs Fund applications open

The Beat Drugs Fund today began inviting grant applications for its 2022 funding exercise. The application period closes on September 7.   The fund subsidises projects which tackle the problem of drug abuse.   Priority will be accorded to projects in three areas - treatment and rehabilitation, preventive education and publicity, and research.   The application form and guide are available on the Security Bureau Narcotics Division website.   The Beat Drugs Fund Association will also arrange three briefing and experience sharing sessions online on August 1, 4 and 11 for interested applicants. The online enrolment form is now available.   Application results will be released in the first quarter of next year.
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