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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

HK reports 7 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating seven additional COVID-19 cases, three of which are locally transmitted and epidemiologically linked with a local case.   The new cases involve four males and three females aged between 12 days and 40.   All three local cases live in Wah Tong House in Yau Tong Estate.   Three of the imported cases arrived from India while the other one is from Pakistan.   A total of 127 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 29 local ones, of which nine have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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