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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

Over 1k cases in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 1,063 preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas covering eight buildings in Yuen Long, Kowloon City and Aberdeen.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday for Shin Yung, Shin Oi and Shin Leung houses of Long Shin Estate in Yuen Long, where about 2,580 people were tested and 264 preliminary positive cases were identified.   For Lok Ching, Hong Ching and Yan Ching houses of Kai Ching Estate in Kowloon City, which were also covered by the declarations, around 4,950 people got tested and 744 preliminary positive cases were detected.   At Hoi Chun and Hoi Chu courts of Aberdeen Centre, 55 out of about 700 people tested preliminarily positive for the virus.   There were also 102 indeterminate cases in the restricted areas, the Government added.
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