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More HZMB private car quotas set

The governments of Hong Kong and Macau have agreed to increase the regular quotas for Hong Kong cross-boundary non-commercial private cars using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to Macau, the Transport Department announced today.   The decision was made to enhance traffic flow between Hong Kong and Macau, better utilising the bridge, the department said.   It will increase the Hong Kong quota by 1,000, following the earlier quota allocation of 1,800 for Hong Kong.   The additional quota will be distributed in two phases from the second quarter.   Half of the additional 1,000 quota allocations is for company applicants and the other half is for individual applicants. The quotas are valid for no more than three years. The eligibility criteria of quota applications remains the same.   Private cars allocated with Hong Kong quotas will be permitted to access the city of Macau multiple times using the bridge.   The Hong Kong quota allotments will be re-allocated upon expiry thro

ICAC head tests positive for COVID-19

Independent Commission Against Corruption Commissioner Woo Ying-ming today tested positive via a COVID-19 nucleic acid test, the commission said.   He is awaiting isolation arrangement from the Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection.   Mr Woo last went to work on August 19. He wore a mask and followed disease prevention measures at work, including conducting rapid antigen tests daily. He has no recent travel history.   The commission will thoroughly clean and disinfect the offices concerned, and continue to implement disease prevention measures vigorously. Relevant staff members will undergo COVID-19 tests according to the centre’s advice.

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