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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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Food hygiene advisers named

The Chief Executive has appointed Prof Kenneth Leung as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Food & Environmental Hygiene.   Ten new members have also been appointed to the council while six serving members were reappointed.   The appointments are for two years from April 1.   Prof Leung is Chair Prof of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry at Department of Chemistry and Director of State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution at City University of Hong Kong. He served on the council as a member from 2013 to 2019.        Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan welcomed the appointments.   "We are glad to have Prof Kenneth Leung as the Chairman of the council. Prof Leung served as a member of the council for a long time. With his profound experience and expertise, I am certain we can continue to count on him as well as the members of the council for advice and insights for further enhancement of our services to the public."        She also thanked outgoing Chairman Prof Lo Yuk-lam and 10 members for their contributions to the council in the past years.   The council is a non-statutory body advising on food and environmental hygiene issues.   Click here for the membership list.
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