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Lau Kong-wah to visit Kyoto, Tianjin

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah will visit Kyoto and Tianjin from August 25 to 29.

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Welfare cases drop 0.2%

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload dropped to 235,306 in July, down 0.2% on June, the Social Welfare Department announces.

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Rodent infestation rate falls

The rodent infestation rate for the first half of 2017 was 3.4%, slightly lower than that for the second half of 2016, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department says.

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2 ill with Legionnaires’ disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease.

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More anniversary activities to be held

Two carnivals, an indoor dragon boat competition and an art exhibition will be held in the coming days to celebrate the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s 20th anniversary.

 

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Lau Kong-wah visits Eastern

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has visited Eastern District to meet District Council members and inspect local facilities.

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3 new Dengue cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has urged people to take precautions against Dengue fever as three new imported cases have been confirmed in the past week.

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Sophia Chan starts Beijing trip

Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan has started her Beijing trip by visiting officials to discuss live poultry supply and food safety.

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Space cadets re-enter HK

Participants in the Young Astronaut Training Camp have shared their experiences and been presented with certificates.

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Lau Kong-wah to visit SZ

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah will visit Hong Kong interns in Shenzhen on August 17.

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$450K set for flood victims

The Government has approved a Disaster Relief Fund grant of $450,000 for Oxfam to help flood victims in Gansu.

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Health chief to visit Beijing

Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan will visit Beijing from August 16 to 18 to forge closer ties with Mainland authorities on food safety and supply matters.

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Charities to join food expo

The Home Affairs Department has arranged for eight social enterprises to display their delicious and healthy food and catering services in the Trade Development Council Food Expo 2017.

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Imported EU eggs withheld from sale

The Centre for Food Safety has withheld eggs imported from Europe from sale until tests show they are safe for consumption.

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20 intangible heritage items listed

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has announced the first Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong.

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New case of Legionnaires' disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease involving a 76-year-old man.

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More anniversary events set

An arts fun day, exhibitions and a variety show will be held this week to celebrate the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s 20th anniversary.

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Music is the best medicine

Last year 68-year-old musician Lau Pak-chiu received some bad news. He was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.

 

To ease his anxiety and depression, Tuen Mun Hospital staff arranged for him to perform a solo pipa show in the hospital's activity room.

 

Playing to a full house, the performance last month reignited his love for music and his faith in family, friends and life.

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Service Corps volunteers hailed

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has commended Service Corps volunteers for their work in Shaoguan and Meizhou in Guangdong.

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Advisory bodies to recruit youths

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah says the Government is planning to recruit young people to advisory bodies to allow them to express their opinions.

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