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Chan Kwok-ki, Algernon Yau in quarantine

​Director of Chief Executive’s Office Chan Kwok-ki and Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development (designate) Algernon Yau are undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Centre for Health Protection’s guidelines, the Government said today.   They were identified as close contacts after an assessment by the centre, as Mr Chan’s wife and a friend of Mr Yau had tested preliminary positive for COVID-19.    Both men have regularly conducted COVID-19 rapid antigen tests and the results have been negative. They also tested negative after conducting a COVID-19 rapid antigen test today. http://dlvr.it/SSZsfs

HK Palace Museum to open

The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) announced today that it will open to the public on July 2, with general admission tickets for adults priced at $50 and concession tickets at $25.   There are nine galleries at the museum. Seven of them will host thematic exhibitions and the remaining two are devoted to special exhibitions.   People with a general admission ticket can visit thematic exhibitions, while those holding a special exhibition ticket can tour all of the galleries.   An adult special exhibition ticket costs $120, while a concession ticket is $60.   Concession tickets are available to full-time students, children aged seven to 11, citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and one accompanying carer, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients.   Admission for children aged six or below is free.   To celebrate the museum's opening, the thematic exhibitions will be free of charge every Wednesday during its first year. Visitors are required to register online for free admission.    The museum will also set aside about 150,000 general admission tickets for underprivileged groups. Sponsorships have been secured for procuring about 100,000 tickets for corporates and other organisations for distribution. The museum will strive to achieve the target.   On-site ticket sales will not be available for the first three months after the museum’s opening. Visitors have to purchase tickets in advance through the HKPM website, West Kowloon Cultural District website and West Kowloon Cultural District app. Admission tickets will be available for online purchase from June 14.
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