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Youth commission meets

Chief Secretary John Lee today chaired the Youth Development Commission's ninth meeting where members welcomed the new youth development initiatives and the direction of reorganising the Government structure to foster and support youth development in the 2021 Policy Address.   The commission will actively follow up on the Chief Executive’s invitation to explore the introduction of a new funding scheme to subsidise eligible non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to organise projects that are conducive to nurturing young people's positive thinking.   It will roll out a new thematic funding scheme on outdoor adventure training activities for more NGOs to provide systematic and quality outdoor adventure training activities for young people.   Members were also briefed on the latest progress of the Funding Scheme for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme, as well as the details of relevant Polic

1 imported COVID-19 case identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating one additional COVID-19 case involving an 18-year-old man who arrived from the Netherlands.   A total of 43 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, including two import-related cases.   As Asiana Airlines flight OZ721 arriving from Seoul on July 6 had one passenger on board confirmed to have COVID-19 by arrival test and another passenger that failed to comply with the requirement under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances & Travellers) Regulation, the Department of Health prohibited the landing of Asiana Airlines passenger flights from Seoul from July 10 to 23.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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