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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

North Point operation ends

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise and enforcement operation for the North Point restricted area ended today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration last night, requiring people living at Two Island Place, 55 Tanner Road to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. As at 2am today, about 710 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation, about 400 people’s test records were checked and no one was found to have not undergone mandatory testing.   Government staff also visited about 265 households in the restricted area, of which 30 did not answer the door. Follow-up measures will be taken.   According to the compulsory testing notice, people who stayed in the building for more than two hours from September 26 to 28 must undergo compulsory testing by September 30 even if they were not present in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.
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