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District hygiene meeting held

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has met District Councillors to discuss environmental hygiene issues and the work plan for the coming year.

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Aircraft disinsection to start

The Port Health Office will require disinsection to be conducted on all inbound aircraft from Zika-affected areas to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne disease, the Centre for Health Protection announces.

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Fireman's family to get financial aid

The family of late Principal Fireman Yau Siu-ming will be granted $4.5 million in financial assistance, the Labour & Welfare Bureau announces.

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Public climbing carnival to be held

The Cheung Chau Climbing Carnival will be held on April 22 to let the public get a taste of bun tower climbing. 

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Mental health advisory body to be set up

The Government will set up an advisory committee on mental health in the second quarter of this year.

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Ko Wing-man visits Shenzhen

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man visited Shenzhen today to attend a contract signing ceremony for Hong Kong investment in a local medical group.

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Organ transplant law to be amended

The Human Organ Transplant Ordinance is due for amendment to allow for more flexibility in assessing a donor's eligibility, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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Annuity plan boosts retirement security

The launch of a life annuity scheme by the Mortgage Corporation will strengthen Hong Kong's retirement protection system, Secretary for Labour & Welfare Stephen Sui says.

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3 ill with Legionnaires’ disease

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

 

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Blood benevolence saves lives

Ricky Yu is a blood donor who has given blood 204 times in 24 years. Now, he is also an apheresis donor, contributing plasma and platelets through a special procedure every two weeks. The Red Cross hopes more Hong Kong residents will follow in Mr Yu’s footsteps. It says demand for blood continues to rise but inventories remain low, therefore regular blood donors play a crucial role in the community.

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Lau Kong-wah visits Beijing

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has met Director of the General Administration of Sport of China Gou Zhongwen in Beijing to discuss sports development co-operation.

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Anti-depression campaign launched

The Department of Health has launched a campaign to raise depression awareness to support World Health Day 2017.

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Mainland H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection is monitoring 14 avian influenza A (H7N9) cases on the Mainland.

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320 activities to mark 20th anniversary

More than 320 activities will be held this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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2 events get 'M' Mark

The Major Sports Events Committee has awarded 'M' Mark status to the Hong Kong Sevens 2017 and the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. 

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City dress-up campaign launched

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has launched an outdoor art project that decorates 20 external stairways at 14 recreational and cultural venues in Hong Kong with flower motifs from the Museum of Art's collection.

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Bogus call alert issued

The Home Affairs Department has issued an alert about phone calls from parties claiming to be its staff, demanding personal information and asking for payment to rectify immigration records.

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Live poultry consultation launched

The Food & Health Bureau has launched a two-month public consultation on a consultant's recommendation the sale of live poultry at retail level be maintained and no ban be imposed on live poultry imports from the Mainland.

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Lau Kong-wah to visit Beijing

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah will visit Beijing from April 6 to 8.

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New income limits for welfare take effect

The latest income and asset limits for the Low-income Working Family Allowance Scheme took effect from today, the Labour & Welfare Bureau announces.

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