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'Silver economy' panel set up

The Commerce & Economic Development Bureau today established the Advisory Panel on Silver Economy and convened its first meeting with the aim of initiating research on the development of Hong Kong’s growing elderly population as a consumer segment.    Chairing the panel, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Algernon Yau said the elderly demographic was emerging as an important part of the city’s economy.    He highlighted that many products and services designed to enhance the quality of life enjoyed by elderly residents are spurring growth and business opportunities.    Mr Yau added that promoting such products and services can help to foster the development of the so-called silver economy and unleash business potential in the elderly market, whilst also catering to the aspirations and needs of elderly people. He said this would be the advisory panel’s focus.     At today’s meeting, the panel endorsed its terms of reference, reviewed statistics relating to

1 imported COVID-19 case reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating one additional COVID-19 case.   The imported case involves a 26-year-old woman who arrived from Indonesia.   A total of 31 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, including five local cases, of which one is from an unknown infection source.   Additionally, the centre is investigating an overseas case involving an 18-year-old woman who lives in Block 1, The Belcher's, 89 Pok Fu Lam Road and went to Shenzhen on May 5.   The centre was notified on May 19 by the Guangdong health authorities that the patient had been confirmed COVID-19 positive on the same day.   Epidemiological investigations and contact tracing are underway.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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