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Rules for vaccinated staff relaxed

The Government today announced its decision to maintain the current social distancing measures and specified that premises' staff who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course will not be required to undergo regular testing.   The Food & Health Bureau pointed out that the number of local confirmed cases has declined to a lower level.   However, it explained that to continue containing the spread of the disease and to strive for zero case as soon as possible, taking into account the pressure for potential rebound of the epidemic brought by earlier relaxation of social distancing measures and the frequent gatherings among the public during the long holiday, the existing social distancing measures must be maintained for two more weeks.   Noting that the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been smoothly implemented for a while, the bureau said some staff of the catering business premises or scheduled premises have completed the vaccination course, ie after 14 days following

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City in Time tourism project launched

The Tourism Commission today launched the City in Time tourism project that lets locals and tourists travel through time and enjoy enriched visual and audio experiences with the use of their smartphones.   The project integrates augmented reality (AR), multimedia technologies, lively animations and special sound effects to present perfect combinations of historical panoramas and real-life surroundings.   Using their smartphones with the “City in Time” mobile app downloaded, locals and tourists can scan the AR markers installed at designated locations to experience 360-degree historical panoramas featuring heritage photos or illustrations by young Hong Kong artists.   The mobile app is also equipped with a selfie function that enables users to share their City in Time experience with friends on social media platforms.   They can also understand more about Hong Kong's history by browsing photos and information of the iconic spots with the mobile app.   Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau said: “City in Time” is a key project to promote cultural, creative and smart tourism.   “Despite the disruptions to travel as a result of the epidemic, we will continue to strengthen the appeal of Hong Kong’s attractions to prepare for the return of visitors by showcasing the city’s distinctive culture and history.”   The first phase of the project designated seven locations in Central and six in Tsim Sha Tsui, where AR markers are installed on redesigned visitor sign poles that complement local architecture elements and reflect the tastes of Hong Kong.   The Tourism Commission's mobile app is available for free download at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Locals and tourists can also embark on virtual journeys on the dedicated website.
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