Shops in bid to cut gift wrapping
Nine retailers, including City Super, Log-on and Seiyu department store, joined a Green Sense campaign to cut gift wrapping over the Lunar New Year and will put up notices urging shoppers to shun such frills. Some stores said wrapping presents was an ingrained tradition. Wellcome and ParknShop declined to join, saying they already used recycled wrapping.
New vaccines urged for children
The Child Vaccination Concern Group urged the government to provide new types of vaccines for children. The present scheme omitted important diseases, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae - a common cause of respiratory conditions - chickenpox and hepatitis A, and additional shots could cut future demand on the health system, it said.
Big payouts on offer for punters
A HK$38 million snowball for the Lunar New Year Mark Six draw tomorrow could end up giving a single winner HK$60 million. Meanwhile, a top-up of the triple trio jackpot for the race meeting at Sha Tin on February 9 would see a payout on a single HK$10 winning ticket estimated at HK$33 million.
Cold week ahead
Temperatures dipped to 4 degrees Celsius at Ngong Ping on Lantau and below 10 in most parts of the city. Termperatures all week are expected to range from 12 to 17.