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Rural voter registration opens

The voter registration campaign for the 2021 Rural Representative Election opened today.   Those eligible should sign up by July 16, the Home Affairs Department said.   There are three types of rural representatives - Indigenous Inhabitant Representatives, Resident Representatives and Kaifong Representatives.   Indigenous Inhabitant Representatives are returned by indigenous inhabitants, their spouses or surviving spouses of an indigenous or composite indigenous village.   They reflect indigenous inhabitants’ views on village affairs, and deal with affairs relating to indigenous inhabitants’ lawful traditional rights and interests and the traditional way of life.   Resident Representatives are returned by both indigenous and non-indigenous inhabitants living in an existing village. They reflect views on village affairs on behalf of the residents.   Kaifong Representatives, returned by Cheung Chau or Peng Chau residents, reflect residents’ views on the two market towns’ affa

8 COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating eight additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are locally transmitted.   Among the local cases, three have unknown sources of infection.   One of the unlinked cases involves a 54-year-old staff of Yuen Yuen Nursing Home & Day Care Centre for the Elderly (Shun Lee Estate). She developed fever, sore throat and headache on February 12 and last attended work on February 15.   The other two unlinked cases involve housewives, aged 43 and 49, who sought medical attention at public hospitals on February 16.           A total of 282 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 236 local cases of which 83 are from unknown sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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