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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

Shops in Govt venues to get grants

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department today announced that a one-off relief grant will be provided to operators of light refreshment and fast food kiosks as well as retail outlets in its venues under the sixth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund.   The department has temporarily closed most of its leisure and cultural venues since January 7 to tie in with the Government's tightened anti-epidemic measures.   A one-off grant of $30,000 will be provided to operators of light refreshment and fast food kiosks, as well as retail outlets including pro shops, bike kiosks, museum book shops and gift shops, performing arts shops, book shops and gift shops, that were directed to suspend business due to the closure of such venues.   For those which were not asked to suspend business but their operations have been affected by the social distancing measures, their operators will be provided with a one-off grant of $15,000.   Applications for the grants will open tomorrow and close on May 13.   Operators holding valid contracts with the department on the date of submitting applications and still running the businesses are eligible to apply.   Application forms and guidelines will be sent to operators with valid contracts directly or by post.   Those who are eligible should submit their applications to the respective district leisure services offices or cultural venues under the department. The disbursement of the grants could generally be made in batches within around one month from the application deadline.

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