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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

Elderly Commission chair named

Dr Donald Li has been appointed as Elderly Commission chairman and Prof Daniel Lai as a commission member for two years from July 30, the Government announced today.   Dr Li is Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council chairman and World Organization of Family Doctors immediate past president. He is also Action Committee Against Narcotics chairman and a member of the Steering Committee on Primary Healthcare Development.   Prof Lai is Baptist University’s Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Social Work Chair Professor.   Secretary for Labour & Welfare Chris Sun said the commission has been assisting the Government in formulating a comprehensive policy in caring for the elderly over the past two decades or so.   “Dr Li and Prof Lai are both well experienced in elderly-related issues and are experts in their respective fields. I look forward to working closely with them in further improving elderly services in Hong Kong.”   Mr Sun also thanked outgoing chairman Dr Lam Ching-choi, praising him for his capable leadership and unfailing support which have been instrumental for the Government to gradually take forward various new policy initiatives on the elderly front, especially those recommended under the Elderly Services Programme Plan.
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