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Healthcare enters new chapter

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today said primary healthcare development has entered a new chapter under the efforts of the current-term Government.   Mrs Lam made the statement at the District Health Centre - New Journey in Primary Healthcare Ceremony, noting that she advocated in her first Policy Address in 2017 the setting up of District Health Centres (DHCs) that are operated in a brand new mode with a view to enhancing public awareness on preventive healthcare and personal health management through community networks.   To date, DHCs or DHC Expresses have started service in 14 districts. The DHCs will be extended to cover the remaining four districts of Wong Tai Sin, Yuen Long, Southern District and Tsuen Wan, in the next few months.   Mrs Lam noted that upon their presence in all 18 districts within this year, the DHCs and DHC Expresses will serve as the important hardware for promoting the collaboration of primary healthcare services.   She also pointed out that the Food &am

Come2hk Scheme to open

The quotas under the Come2hk travel scheme will open for application tomorrow.   Under the scheme, non-Hong Kong residents who fulfil specified conditions will be exempted from compulsory quarantine when they come to Hong Kong from Guangdong and Macau.   They can apply for the quota through the online booking system from tomorrow at midnight.   A daily quota of 1,000 each has been set for the Shenzhen Bay Port and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port.   Quotas will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The next cycle for quota booking will be open every Wednesday.   Each applicant can apply for the quota with a maximum of three accompanying non-Hong Kong residents.   Applicants must provide their name, gender, date of birth, valid travel document number for entry into Hong Kong, a mobile phone number which can receive SMS on the Mainland or in Macau and a specified entry date and boundary control point.   They must also present valid proof of a negative nucleic acid test result that is obtained within three days prior to or on the day of entry into Hong Kong in order to be exempted from the compulsory quarantine requirement upon their arrival in the city.   Non-Hong Kong residents who come to Hong Kong under the scheme are reminded that they would still be subject to Guangdong or Macau's quarantine arrangements when they leave for the two places.   Click here for details or call 3142 2330 for enquiries.  
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