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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

Restricted area cleansing set

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today said it will enhance street cleansing operations within the Jordan restricted area after the restriction-testing declaration is revoked.   ​The department noted that it will arrange deep cleansing and disinfection work at its facilities within the restricted area.   Over the weekend, the department provided refuse collection services, street washing services at small hours and 24-hour manned public toilet services in the restricted area.   It will perform street washing at small hours tomorrow, after the declaration’s revocation.   It will also join hands with the stall operators in its venues to perform deep cleansing and disinfection work from 6am to 9am.   The exercise will cover Yau Ma Tei Market and Reclamation Street Cooked Food Hawker Bazaar.   Special cleansing operations will also be carried out in nearby streets as well as at the hawker areas in Reclamation Street and Temple Street.   The department plans to reopen the above facilities at 9am tomorrow.
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