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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

13 COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 13 additional COVID-19 cases, of which two are locally transmitted.   The new cases involve four males and nine females aged between one and 75.   The two local infections are epidemiologically linked with local cases. One of them lives in Block 3 of Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun where confirmed cases were detected recently.   The 11 imported cases arrived from Pakistan, Indonesia, India and the Philippines.   A total of 135 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 27 local ones, of which 10 have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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