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DC reform meetings held

The Government held exchange meetings on the theme of improving the district governance system and reforming the District Councils (DCs) at the Central Government Offices today.   Over 80 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) and Hong Kong SAR members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) were there to exchange views on improving the district governance system and supporting the District Council election.   Chief Executive John Lee noted that it is the first major citywide election after improving the district governance system and reforming the DCs, and is of particular significance.   He said it also marks the final mile for the full implementation of the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong” in the district governance structure.   The Chief Executive also noted that the election is of great significance to the good governance and the long-term st

Govt to update COVID-19 jab records

The Food & Health Bureau is in the process of updating Hong Kong’s COVID-19 vaccination records to meet international travel rules, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced today.   The UK government declared that from 4am on October 4, the rules for international travel to England will change from the red, amber or green three-tier traffic light system to a single red list.   Except for those who have UK residence rights, people who have been to places on the red list in the past 10 days will be denied entry to England.   Hong Kong is currently on the green list.   Under the revised system, to be exempted from quarantine, people arriving in England from Hong Kong are required to have completed a vaccination course of a specified COVID-19 vaccine by the relevant health authorities in an approved place at least 14 days prior to arrival and get tested on the second day of arrival.   Additionally, the vaccinated person’s date of birth must be shown on the vaccination record.   Those who have not completed vaccination will need to undergo self-quarantine for 10 days and get tested on the second and eighth days of arrival.   The Hong Kong SAR Government said it has been made aware of the changes in travel rules to England and explained that the bureau is working out the arrangements to add the date of birth to the vaccination records in order to comply with the UK government’s latest requirements.   Details will be announced once the arrangement is in place, it added.

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