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HK marathon gets 'M' Mark

The Major Sports Events Committee today announced that it has awarded the "M" Mark status to the 25th Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon to be held on February 12.   The committee's Chairman Wilfred Ng said the event will add colour and vibrancy to Hong Kong, like all other "M" Mark events.   “The 'M' Mark events showcase Hong Kong's capability to host world-class events and enhance Hong Kong's position as a centre for major international sports activities.   “These events also allow the general public to enjoy and participate in high-level competitions and nurture a sustainable sporting culture in the community,” he added.   Launched in 2004, the "M" Mark system aims to help local national sports associations organise more major international sports events and nurture them into sustainable undertakings. http://dlvr.it/Sj0HBF

No COVID-19 case in restricted area

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise and enforcement operation for the Tuen Mun restricted area finished today with no confirmed COVID-19 case found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration last night, requiring people living at Block 6 of Handsome Court to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. About 300 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation, around 90 people were checked and 10 were found to have breached the compulsory testing requirement.   Government staff visited about 100 households, of which six did not answer the door. The households concerned should contact the Government as soon as possible to arrange testing.   People who stayed in the building for more than two hours from June 30 to July 22 must undergo compulsory testing by July 24 even if they were not present in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.
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