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CE mourns Tong Wai-ki

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Hong Kong Taoist Association Chairman Tong Wai-ki.   She said Mr Tong was held in high regard, adding that he had been committed to promoting the Taoist religion and Chinese culture and actively participated in social services and charitable activities, making significant contributions over the years.   He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2013.   "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Tong. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family and the Taoist community," Mrs Lam noted.   Acting Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Nip also expressed deep condolences over the passing of Mr Tong.   He commended Mr Tong for dedicating his life in promoting the Taoist religion and uniting the Taoist community while actively participating in charitable services and talent nurturing. http://dlvr.it/SHNxwp

Police report initial COVID-19 case

Police today said a constable posted to the Police College has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.   A coronavirus test was arranged for the 40-year-old male police officer after a family member was suspected to have contracted the disease.   He last attended work on January 19, had no contact with the public and wore a face mask while on duty.   All police officers and civilian staff who might have come into contact with the officer concerned have been arranged to undergo COVID-19 testing.   Additionally, all facilities in the office concerned have been sterilised.   Police will maintain close communication with the Department of Health.
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