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BUSINESS GOVirtual Expo & Conference 2022

BUSINESS GOVirtual Expo & Conference (BUSINESS GOVirtual), the Hong Kong's first physical B2B "Tech x Business" event in the post-pandemic period, gathers leading IT companies and solutions providers under one roof to demonstrate their latest technologies. It is also the platform where showcases the key technological advancements for social and business engagement in the new digital era. The development of the Greater Bay Area is accorded the status of critical strategic planning in the Chinese government's blueprint, with great significance in China's initiative on innovation-driven development. Strategically held in Hong Kong, the international innovation and technology hub, BUSINESS GOVirtual serves as a communication platform for tech companies to exchange ideas, collaborate and foster partnerships. On top of the physical event, the brand new "GOVirtual OMNI," an online platform for the Expo and Conference, welcomes regional exhibitors and visito

Patrick Nip thanks HKU jab team

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Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip today visited the community vaccination centre (CVC) at University of Hong Kong (HKU) Loke Yew Hall to inspect its operation and thanked the medical team and administrative support staff.   The CVC at HKU began serving the public on February 23 and May 22 will be its last day of service.   Mr Nip said back in February that the situation of the fifth wave of the epidemic was severe, with a strong demand for vaccination.   He added that the Civil Service Bureau was working at full throttle, setting up more vaccination venues and boosting the vaccination rate to enable more people to have the protection conferred by the vaccines in a short period of time.   With the support of the medical team organised by HKU and the joint efforts of Prof Yuen Kwok-yung, Prof Ivan Hung and the medical staff, the Government has for the first time set up a vaccination centre on a university campus serving all members of the public in Hong Kong.   The va

Reminder issued to CE poll voters

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Electoral Affairs Commission Chairman Barnabas Fung today reminded Election Committee (EC) members to bring along their Hong Kong identity card and name badge in order to cast their votes in the 2022 Chief Executive Election tomorrow.   Mr Fung inspected the main polling station and central counting station at the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai this morning and noted that the arrangements at the stations are ready.   He also pointed out that a number of anti-epidemic measures will be implemented at the centre.   “Inside the main polling station, we have fever detection equipment and if someone is detected to have a high temperature, they will be asked to use a special passage to access the special polling booth.   “The special access is separate from the bulk of the other EC members and the special polling booth will be isolated in a remote area. It will be cleansed and disinfected after each time of use.”   Due to the increase in the number of EC members as w

CE views polling, counting stations

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam today inspected the main polling station and central counting station for the 2022 Chief Executive Election at the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai to know more about the final stage of the preparatory work for the poll.   Accompanied by Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang and Electoral Affairs Commission Chairman Barnabas Fung, Mrs Lam learnt about the set-up of the main polling station, epidemic prevention measures, security arrangements and counting procedures of the election during her visit.   She also gave encouragement to the electoral staff participating in rehearsal sessions there.   Mrs Lam said: “The 2022 Chief Executive Election was the third major election under the improved electoral system.   “It is vital that all electoral staff are well versed in their duties and procedures to ensure the smooth conduct of this election. I hope that every colleague will be fully committed to making this a histo

City Hall anniversary exhibition

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The Hong Kong City Hall 60th anniversary exhibition "Imagine beyond Imagination" is being held until June 1.    Comprising five exhibition zones with the theme of "imagination" as the main axis connecting them, the exhibition recaptures the appearance of City Hall in the 1960s with the use of multimedia technology.   The exhibition has set up three sets of interactive installations: "Mountain & Water", "Beyond Imagination: Create Your Own Avatar" and "Beyond Imagination: You Could Be A Performer", allowing visitors to experience the technology of machine learning and motion tracking and to enjoy the delights brought by art technology.   At the final part of the exhibition, visitors can imagine and build their ideal arts and cultural venues of the future at the self-service terminals. Ideas collected will be regularly projected onto a multimedia art installation of the venue for the visitors to see and travel through the future

Govt to ease social distancing rules

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The Government today announced a further relaxation of social distancing measures with a view to relaunching social and economic activities in an orderly manner.   In a press release, the Government explained that following the first stage of relaxation since April 21, the COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong has remained under control.   As the number of daily new cases has been on a continuous downward trend without a salient sign of rebound, coupled with the fact that Vaccine Pass requirements have been put in place since April 30, it considered that Hong Kong is ready to implement the second stage of relaxation in social distancing measures from May 19 as scheduled, and suitably advance the easing of certain measures from May 5.   Starting on May 5, three social distancing measures will be eased. First, the maximum number of people per table in catering premises will be increased from four to eight.   Second, swimming pools will be reopened, but users must wear masks at

Testing compliance check ends

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The Government today completed a joint enforcement operation on a compulsory testing notice for Tower 5 of Laguna Verde in Hung Hom.   The enforcement action was carried out from 7.30am to 10am by the Kowloon City District Office together with Police and the Department of Health.   During the operation, about 120 people’s test records were checked and 11 were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice.   Noting that the enforcement process may cause inconvenience to residents the Government appealed for their understanding as the operation was conducted to stop the spread of COVID-19. http://dlvr.it/SPgHzY