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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

Quarantine orders issued

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is following up on a preliminary positive COVID-19 case that involves the N501Y mutant strain.   The centre explained that residents of Kennedy Terrace, 8 Kennedy Road in Mid-levels where the patient resided must be quarantined.   Noting that the N501Y mutant strain is with high transmissibility, the centre said it decided to carry out prudent measures on infection control and prevention to arrange a 21-day compulsory quarantine for asymptomatic residents of the building concerned to stop the potential risk of spreading the N501Y mutant strain.   Residents who are symptomatic will be sent to hospitals for treatment, it added.   Meanwhile, as the case concerned had stayed on the 6/F of Ramada Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel in Sai Ying Pun, quarantine orders will be issued to people who stayed on the same hotel floor as the patient from April 4 to 7, while those who stayed in the hotel between March 27 and April 23 are required to undergo testing by April 25.
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