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Hong Kong – Government standardises requirements of Provisional Vaccine Pass

Government standardises requirements of Provisional Vaccine Pass ****************************************************************      Considering that COVID-19 vaccine has been widely administered in places outside Hong Kong and the local Vaccine Pass requirements will be further strengthened (lowering the applicable age starting from September 30, and requiring all persons aged 12 or above to be vaccinated with three doses starting from the end of November), the Government announced today (September 16) revision to the Provisional Vaccine Pass applicable to all inbound travellers, requiring them to have received at least two doses starting from tomorrow (September 17).      In order to facilitate ... Read more

Hong Kong – Government reminds public not to use Medical Exemption Certificates obtained through improper means

Government reminds public not to use Medical Exemption Certificates obtained through improper means ******************************************************************************************      ​The Government today (September 6) appealed to members of the public again for getting themselves self-protection through administration of COVID-19 vaccines as soon as practicable. A Government spokesman said that the current epidemic situation in Hong Kong is dire and the new daily caseload has reached five-digit figures. Members of the public are exposing themselves to risks of infection and even severe illness and death if they are not deemed unsuitable for vaccination because of health reasons and have yet to get vaccinated. Furthermore, it is an offence ... Read more

Hong Kong – Government follows up on fatal work accident in Yau Ma Tei

Government follows up on fatal work accident in Yau Ma Tei **********************************************************      The Government is very concerned about a fatal work accident that happened at Yaumatei Maternal and Child Health Centre on Monday afternoon (August 15). The Labour Department has launched an investigation to identify the cause of the accident and to ascertain the liability of the duty holders.        While the cause of the accident is yet to be established, relevant government departments will take follow-up action to inspect similar electric gates at all government premises to safeguard public safety and to ease concern.   ... Read more

Hong Kong – Government officially launches Government Programme on Tackling Hygiene Black Spots (with photos/videos)

Government officially launches Government Programme on Tackling Hygiene Black Spots (with photos/videos) ******************************************************************************************      The Government today (August 14) officially launched the three-month Government Programme on Tackling Hygiene Black Spots. Government departments strengthen their work on tackling some 600 hygiene and street management black spots. The Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Cheuk Wing-hing, together with directors of bureaux and heads of departments inspected the work on tackling hygiene black spots in various districts.             Mr Cheuk, together with the Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr Tse Chin-wan; the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Ms Irene Young; the Director of ... Read more

Government Association Endorses Blockchain for Elections

The 2020 US elections were a painful display of a breakdown in public trust. Declining trust in elections threatens democratic institutions all over the world, and it is imperative we restore it in our democratic institutions. US Federal law requires that overseas, military, and disabled voters have access to remote voting. States permit the use of email, fax, or mail-in ballots. However, many of these methods used today lack the security required to maintain integrity of the election results. The most important aspect in restoring trust is to manage all ballots securely, whether paper or electronic. Susan ... Read more