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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

CS visits CHP, HK airport

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung today visited the Centre for Health (CHP) and the Hong Kong International Airport to understand the latest prevention and control measures undertaken to curb the spread of COVID-19.   He was briefed by the staff of the CHP’s Home Confinement Support Team, the Operation Command Office, the Emergency Hotline Centre, the Health Promotion Branch, the Quarantine Centre Taskforce and the Emergency Response Centre on their work.   Mr Cheung then visited a dedicated testing centre at the airport to understand the one-off compulsory COVID-19 testing arrangement for airport staff.   The testing arrangement is for the protection of the health of the staff and users of the airport. Nearly 70,000 people are expected to participate in the arrangement from February 4 to 25. As at February 11, some 50,000 people had been tested.   The Chief Secretary also met frontline police, customs and immigration officers on duty at the airport and took the opportunity to express heartfelt appreciation to the staff on duty during the Chinese New Year holiday.
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