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Gov’t offers Taiwan condolences

The Government has expressed its concern about the earthquake that struck southern Taiwan on February 6.

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Zika meeting held

The Interdepartmental Co-ordinating Committee on Mosquito-borne Diseases held a meeting this afternoon for an epidemiological update on the Zika virus and Dengue fever, and to discuss mosquito control actions.

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Lau Kong-wah greets Jao Tsung-i

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has visited the Hong Kong University Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole to extend his early Lunar New Year greetings to Prof Jao Tsung-i, the great master of Chinese studies.

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Heralding the Year of the Monkey

As the Year of the Monkey approaches, Hong Kong’s flower markets bustle with activity as people search for lucky blooms and plants to decorate their homes.

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Mainland H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of 19 new human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) on the Mainland. Four patients have died.

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Smoking prevalence falls

A government survey has found a fall in the prevalence of cigarette smoking.

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Golden Week plans set

The Tourism Commission and other departments, in co-operation with the travel industry, have drawn up plans to prepare for Mainland visitor arrivals during the Chinese New Year Golden Week holiday from February 7 to 13.

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Anti-Zika measures set

The Government will implement measures to help prevent the Zika virus from entering Hong Kong, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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5 Saudi MERS cases monitored

The Centre for Health Protection is monitoring five Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases in Saudi Arabia.

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Zika to be notifiable infection

The Zika virus will be made a notifiable infectious disease from February 5 to enhance surveillance of the mosquito-borne disease.

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Health chief reviews district hygiene

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has met with the chairmen and vice-chairmen of the new term of the District Council environmental hygiene committees to review the achievements made in the "Keep Clean 2015@ Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign last year.

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Living subsidy applications to open

The Community Care Fund will start accepting new applications from two-person households for the $8,000 one-off living subsidy for low-income households not residing in public housing, and not receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, from February 1.

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CE hails cycling gold

Chief Executive CY Leung has congratulated Hong Kong athlete Sarah Lee for winning gold in the women’s keirin event at the 2016 Asian Cycling Championships in Japan.

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New Appreciate HK events set

The second batch of 10 highlight events under the “Appreciate Hong Kong” Campaign will start on January 31 to boost positive energy and encourage citizens to appreciate their city.

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HK scores winter games medal

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has congratulated Christy Leung who won a bronze medal in figure skating at the 13th National Winter Games, Hong Kong’s first medal at the games.

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Mental health campaign launched

The Department of Health launched the three-year Joyful@HK campaign to promote mental health.

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Zika meeting to be held

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man will hold a meeting with the Centre for Health Protection to determine if the Zika virus should be listed as a notifiable infectious disease.

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Lau Kong-wah visits arts venues

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah and a delegation of performing arts groups and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority staff have visited performing arts venues in Beijing.

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More gold for Cheung

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has congratulated cyclist Cheung King-lok for winning his third gold medal for Hong Kong at the 2016 Asian Cycling Championships in Japan.

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Sports commissioner appointed

Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Yeung Tak-keung will be Commissioner for Sports from February 1.

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