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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

Social distancing rules maintained

The Government today announced it will maintain most of the social distancing measures in place for 14 days until October 13.   Meanwhile, the maximum number of people allowed per banquet in catering businesses adopting Type D mode of operation will be relaxed to 240.   Noting the high transmissibility of the mutant strains and the relatively low vaccination rate of the elderly who will be subject to extremely high risks of serious illness and death if there is a fifth wave of the epidemic, the Food & Environmental Bureau said most of the social distancing measures have to be maintained.   Click here for the latest measures.
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