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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

No new COVID-19 cases in HK

The Centre for Health Protection announced that as of midnight, no new COVID-19 cases have been recorded, leaving the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong at 12,227.   A total of 69 cases were reported in the city in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   Meanwhile, the centre has received an update from the Australian health authority that one of its confirmed cases which was reported to Hong Kong has been retested and is now negative for COVID-19.   The case, announced on October 1, involved a 55-year-old cargo flight crew member who lives at Block 3, Monterey Cove, Phase 1, Caribbean Coast in Tung Chung. As it is no longer classified as an infection case, the relevant close contacts have been released from the quarantine centre.   The centre also reminded specified people in relation to Jones Hive, 8 Jones Street in Causeway Bay and Block C of Hankow Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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