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Testing compliance checks done

The Government today completed enforcement operations at Block 6 of Hanford Garden in Tuen Mun and Goldwin Heights at 2 Seymour Road in Mid-Levels, which were earlier included in compulsory testing notices.   The Civil Service Bureau conducted the Tuen Mun enforcement action from around 8.30am to 11.30am, while the Central & Western District Office carried out the Mid-Levels operation from around 8am to 11am.   Both actions were conducted together with Police and the Department of Health.   The Government arranged for staff to verify the testing certifications of people subject to compulsory testing at the buildings’ entrances and exits.   During the operations, the test records of about 200 people in Block 6 of Hanford Garden and about 430 people in Goldwin Heights were checked.   As a result, seven people in total were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice and were issued with a compulsory testing order.    A fixed penalty notice of $10,000 was also iss

Jobless scheme disbursment set

The Government today announced that the first batch of subsidies under the Temporary Unemployment Relief Scheme is expected to be disbursed to about 60,000 successful applicants within one week from April 12.   Such applicants may check their bank accounts after receiving notifications via SMS or email, it added.   For those who have not yet received any notification, their applications are still being processed. They may log in to the scheme’s website to check their application status.   As at noon today, more than 380,000 applications have been received since the scheme’s launch on March 23.   The Government reminded eligible people who intend to apply for the subsidies to submit their applications online by April 12.   Call 183 6128 for enquiries.

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