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DC reform meetings held

The Government held exchange meetings on the theme of improving the district governance system and reforming the District Councils (DCs) at the Central Government Offices today.   Over 80 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) and Hong Kong SAR members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) were there to exchange views on improving the district governance system and supporting the District Council election.   Chief Executive John Lee noted that it is the first major citywide election after improving the district governance system and reforming the DCs, and is of particular significance.   He said it also marks the final mile for the full implementation of the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong” in the district governance structure.   The Chief Executive also noted that the election is of great significance to the good governance and the long-term st

HK reports 13 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 13 additional COVID-19 cases, 12 of which are locally transmitted.   Among the local cases, three have unknown sources of infection.   One of the unlinked cases involves a 16-year-old student. He developed dizziness on February 23 and last went to school on the same date.   The other two unlinked cases involve a saleswoman aged 34 and a 62-year-old male quality control worker. The saleswoman last attended work on February 18, while the man last worked on February 24.       A total of 203 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 166 local cases of which 70 are from unknown sources.        In view of the latest epidemic developments on the Mainland, the arrangement to provide specimen collection containers to inbound travellers arriving via land boundary control points who have been to Shaanxi in the past 14 days will be cancelled from tomorrow.   These travellers, if they are not exempted, are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days at a designated place upon arrival in Hong Kong.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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