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60 oil applications approved

60 oil applications approved

The Environmental Protection Department has approved 60 applications for the "Waste Cooking Oils" Recycling Administrative Registration Scheme.

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Organic festival to be held

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department will introduce three varieties of organic watermelons and two specialty crops at the Local Organic Watermelon Festival.

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2 ill with Legionnaires' disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating Legionnaires' disease cases involving two men aged 66 and 69.

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Organ donation charter launches

More than 100 bodies and organisations have signed a charter pledging to support organ donation activities.

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Anti-drug campaign launched

Chief Executive CY Leung has opened the Power Your Life, Fight Drugs Together 2016 event.

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Mechanism in place for disasters

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says the Hospital Authority has a mechanism in place to cope with major disasters.

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HK yearbook goes on sale

The Government's latest yearbook Hong Kong 2015 goes on sale today, providing an account of government policy and activities and an overview of the city's life and developments in 2015.

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Anti-insect operation conducted

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department and the Leisure & Cultural Services Department have conducted an anti-insect operation in Ngau Chi Wan Park and its surrounding areas.

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Lifeguards urged to stay on duty

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has urged lifeguards to continue their duties and consider public interest when making requests.

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6 new MERS cases reported

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

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Welfare cases drop 0.2%

The Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload stood at 241,848 in May with a total of 358,860 recipients, the Social Welfare Department reports.

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Flu jab scheme to expand

The Centre for Health Protection has unveiled the Vaccination Subsidy Schemes 2016-17 plan which will cover more population groups.

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Maths stamps to be issued

Hongkong Post will issue a stamp sheetlet on the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad 2016 on July 6.

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Sports for All Day set for Aug 7

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will open its leisure facilities and hold recreation and sports programmes for free on August 7 for Sport for All Day 2016.

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6 MERS cases monitored

The Centre for Health Protection is monitoring six Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases, including one death, in Saudi Arabia.

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$3m in aid set for cyclone victims

The Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee has approved two grants totalling $3.188 million to the Adventist Development & Relief Agency, China, to provide relief for cyclone victims in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

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H7N9 case reported in Liaoning

The Centre for Health Protection has learnt of a H7N9 case in Liaoning, affecting a 67-year-old man from Shenyang.

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Gov't to boost medical manpower

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says the Government will suggest ways to provide the best service to patients, by increasing training capability and fully utilising existing human resources.

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Chinese medicine pact signed

Hong Kong and the Mainland have signed a co-operation agreement on research for testing and standards of Chinese medicines in Beijing.

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Gov't open to bazaar initiative

The Government keeps an open mind towards proposals for establishing open-air bazaars, raising no objection to an application to organise one in Sham Shui Po which has the support of the District Council, Secretary for Health & Welfare Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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