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BUSINESS GOVirtual Expo & Conference 2022

BUSINESS GOVirtual Expo & Conference (BUSINESS GOVirtual), the Hong Kong's first physical B2B "Tech x Business" event in the post-pandemic period, gathers leading IT companies and solutions providers under one roof to demonstrate their latest technologies. It is also the platform where showcases the key technological advancements for social and business engagement in the new digital era. The development of the Greater Bay Area is accorded the status of critical strategic planning in the Chinese government's blueprint, with great significance in China's initiative on innovation-driven development. Strategically held in Hong Kong, the international innovation and technology hub, BUSINESS GOVirtual serves as a communication platform for tech companies to exchange ideas, collaborate and foster partnerships. On top of the physical event, the brand new "GOVirtual OMNI," an online platform for the Expo and Conference, welcomes regional exhibitors and visito

Govt to ease social distancing rules

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The Government today announced a further relaxation of social distancing measures with a view to relaunching social and economic activities in an orderly manner.   In a press release, the Government explained that following the first stage of relaxation since April 21, the COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong has remained under control.   As the number of daily new cases has been on a continuous downward trend without a salient sign of rebound, coupled with the fact that Vaccine Pass requirements have been put in place since April 30, it considered that Hong Kong is ready to implement the second stage of relaxation in social distancing measures from May 19 as scheduled, and suitably advance the easing of certain measures from May 5.   Starting on May 5, three social distancing measures will be eased. First, the maximum number of people per table in catering premises will be increased from four to eight.   Second, swimming pools will be reopened, but users must wear masks at

S1 allocations to be released

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Parents of Primary 6 students participating in the 2022 Secondary School Places Allocation System will receive notifications on May 4 if their applications have been successful, the Education Bureau said today.   Parents do not need to reply to schools to say whether they accept the discretionary place offers or not.   Parents who have also successfully applied for a school place in a non-participating Direct Subsidy Scheme (NDSS) secondary school for their children should decide whether to retain the offer from the school.   If they decide to retain the offer from an NDSS secondary school, they should disregard the notifications from the participating secondary schools.   However, if parents decide to decline the offer they should notify the NDSS secondary school and retrieve the originals of the signed undertaking as well as the Primary 6 Student Record Form by May 12, in order to retain the school place successfully applied for in the discretionary place stage.   Students

CE-elect's office established

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The Government announced today that the Office of the Chief Executive-elect has been set up to ensure a smooth transition to the new term of government following the 2022 Chief Executive Election this Sunday.   Former Director of Administration Daniel Cheng has assumed the post of Secretary-General (designate) of the office.   The office will support the Chief Executive-elect in forming a governing team and preparing for policy plans based on the Chief Executive-elect’s manifesto.   It will also collaborate with the incumbent Government for a smooth transition, including making arrangements for major events relating to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, and liaise with different sectors of the community.   Housed on the 26th floor of the Immigration Tower in Wan Chai, the office will have five directorate posts and over 20 non-directorate places. It will formally operate from the day the sixth-term CE is elected and will close by Ju

2 virus cases in Tseung Kwan O

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The Government today announced that two positive and one indeterminate COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercise for the restricted area in Tseung Kwan O.   It made a restriction-testing declaration yesterday to cover Block 4 of Serenity Place where about 790 people were tested.   Government staff also visited 328 households there and will follow up with those who did not answer the door. http://dlvr.it/SPgHMW

2 virus cases found in Sha Tin

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The Government today announced that two positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercise for the restricted area in Sha Tin.   It made a restriction-testing declaration yesterday to cover Wing Shing House, Fung Shing Court where 1,439 people were tested.   Government staff visited 816 households of the restricted area and will follow up with those who did not answer the door. http://dlvr.it/SPcXwg

Children vaccination talks set

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The Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Paediatric Society will co-organise two virtual lectures on May 5 and May 7 to invite paediatricians to provide expert advice to parents on the complications of COVID-19 infection and importance of COVID-19 vaccination in children.   The bureau noted that following the gradual and orderly resumption of face-to-face classes of all schools in Hong Kong, some parents may still have doubts about the complications of COVID-19 infection or the possible side effects of vaccination.   It then invited paediatricians to give virtual lectures and professional consultations to parents to allay their concerns.   The first lecture will be held from 7pm to 8.30pm on May 5 while the second one will be held from 11am to 12.30pm on May 7. They will be conducted in Cantonese and will be broadcast live by RTHK VNEWS.   To provide diversified and convenient means for students to receive vaccination, the bureau will organise at least seven Vaccination Day activ