Hong Kong – Elderly reminded to take precautionary measures during cold spell

Elderly reminded to take precautionary measures during cold spell

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Attention Duty Announcers, Radio and TV Stations:



     Please broadcast the following special announcement immediately, and repeat it at frequent intervals:



     With the approach of cold weather, the Social Welfare Department (SWD) reminds the elderly to take precautionary measures during the cold spell. Relatives, friends and neighbours are encouraged to show concern and care for the health of frail elderly persons, particularly those living alone. Those in need may call the SWD hotline at 2343 2255 for assistance.

Hong Kong – Public reminded not to burn wax, fly sky lanterns, litter or gather illegally at LCSD venues

Public reminded not to burn wax, fly sky lanterns, litter or gather illegally at LCSD venues

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Attention radio/TV announcers:
 
Please broadcast the following at suitable intervals:
 
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) reminds people to keep places clean; not to burn wax or put lit candles on the ground, grass pitches or beaches; not to throw glow sticks or other objects onto trees; and not to fly sky lanterns while celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival.
 
     People littering at LCSD venues such as parks and beaches are liable to a penalty of $1,500, while the maximum penalty for burning wax, throwing objects onto trees or flying sky lanterns is a fine of $2,000 and 14 days’ imprisonment.
     
     Also, the LCSD appealed to members of the public to comply with the regulations on the prohibition of group gatherings of more than the number of people as stipulated by the law, and observe the mask-wearing requirement in public places at the department’s venues during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday in order to reduce the chances of spreading the virus in the community.