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HK urged to support breastfeeding

Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan today appealed for cross-sectoral collaboration in promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding to mark World Breastfeeding Week 2021.   To support breastfeeding in Hong Kong, the Government has enacted laws including the extension of statutory paternity leave to five days, extension of statutory maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks, and amendments to the Sex Discrimination Ordinance which prohibits discrimination and harassment towards breastfeeding women.   The Department of Health also began procedures in March this year to pursue the designation of five more Maternal & Child Health Centres to support and facilitate breastfeeding.   The "Breastfeeding GPS" mobile app, which contains the latest information of over 430 baby care rooms to help parents locate breastfeeding facilities all over Hong Kong was launched in September last year.   The Government has also been promoting and supporting breastfeeding thro

Bogus call alert issued

The Hospital Authority today appealed to the public to stay alert to fraudulent phone calls purporting to be made by the authority.   The fraudulent phone calls were in a pre-recorded format and instructed the called party to go for quarantine.   The authority stressed that it will not contact the public through pre-recorded phone calls for quarantine and will not solicit sensitive personal information in phone calls.   The authority has reported the matter to Police.   It reminded the public not to follow the caller's instructions if they receive suspected fraudulent calls and urged them to report the matter to Police.
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