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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

125 cases found in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 125 COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Wong Tai Sin and Tai Po involving three buildings.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday to cover Ying Tung House of Tung Tau (II) Estate in Wong Tai Sin, as well as Kwong Ping and Kwong Yau houses of Kwong Fuk Estate in Tai Po.   At Ying Tung House, 335 people underwent testing and eight of them tested positive for the virus.   About 1,320 and 1,500 people at Kwong Ping and Kwong Yau houses were tested, where 65 and 52 positive cases were detected. There were also 19 indeterminate cases in each building.   The Centre for Health Protection will follow up on the cases.
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