Dead pigeon tests positive
A dead pigeon found in Tuen Mun on Monday had tested positive for the H5 virus, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said last night. A spokesman said there were no poultry farms within 3km of where the dead bird was found. Poultry farmers were reminded to strengthen biosecurity measures.
5,000 workers return from Macau
Some 5,000 Hong Kong construction workers returned from Macau from September to February, since the global financial crisis hit. But Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told the Legislative Council the government was uncertain about the number returning from other places.
Focus on testing, certification
The Central Policy Unit held a focus group meeting to discuss how to develop the testing and certification sector into an economic pillar for Hong Kong. Lau Siu-kai, the head of the unit, said the mainland market would provide huge opportunity for double-digit growth.
Deputies to visit Guangdong
Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress will go on a study tour to Guangdong from May 21 to 24, and attend training in June. Local delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference will visit Hubei in May.