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  1. 126 Mexicans poised to fly home

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Ella Lee

    ... to the benefits of the travellers on the condition that public health would not be compromised.' The number of confirmed infections rose to 1,508 worldwide, including a South Korean nun who caught ... the Mexican government and the central government. But from the public health point of view, it is not a good move.' Undersecretary for Food and Health Gabriel Leung said that under an agreement ...

  2. Draconian park laws 'should be abolished'

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... under the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance and cover general behaviour in parks, prohibition of music and singing, exclusion of unclean people and bans on visitors exposing wounds ... Chloe Lai and Lu Man-yan You can be jailed for 14 days for singing or listening to a radio in a public park Believe it or not, you can be jailed for 14 days and fined $2,000 for singing ...

  3. 50b yuan for river cleanup

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... water pollution and flooding have constrained growth and affected public health in many parts of the mainland. The World Bank says the per capita availability of natural fresh water ...

  4. Swiss envoy acts to calm anger over fair

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Daeniken denied the health check decree was disguised protectionism. 'It was exclusively based on public health concerns,' he said. 'Why should Switzerland resent Hong Kong? Hong ...

  5. Shoppers told to walk five minutes to save city $1.8b

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in summer, but the department of health has advised the public to walk more as a form of exercise,' she told the Legislative Council's transport panel at a meeting of its railway ... the transport minister said yesterday. And in any case, walking is good for your health, said Sarah Liao Sau-tung. The secretary for environment, transport and works was giving the government's ...

  6. Stealth protest over waste burning takes off

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... and the authorities. Their first public action, a planned demonstration outside the provincial government headquarters last Sunday, was called off after police got wind of it and detained some ... reported the incinerator project. Interest was further stoked by the publication of a survey by the Guangdong Provincial Research Centre, a think tank for provincial leaders, early this month. More ...

  7. Survey to check on health of old estates

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Authority says demolition would be considered only on uneconomical sites All public rental estates more than 40 years old are to receive comprehensive health checks to make sure they are still safe to live in. But a senior housing official insisted yesterday the exercise was not aimed at demolishing estates to add to the government's land bank, saying the Housing Authority ...

  8. No public say on equestrian events

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Sports, and the World Organisation for Animal Health. The Legislative Council has already been denied a role in scrutinising funding of the equestrian events on the grounds that no public spending ... Chloe Lai Town Planning Board won't have input on Olympic projects as taxpayers not footing the bill; lack of openness is criticised The public will not be given a say on plans ...

  9. Hospitals receive guidelines for care

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... surveillance system, the Ministry of Health says. The ministry issued a plan yesterday to contain the swine flu outbreak and will implement it nationwide. It also issued diagnosis instructions, reminding the public that the virus should be dealt with in the first 48 hours. The death rate so far is 6 per cent, the ministry said. The plan covers what medical staff and hospital management ...

  10. Mainland students overseas under pressure to stay put

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... 'For the health of yourself and others, I suggest you try to avoid visiting relatives and friends, meeting schoolmates and public places within the first seven days of your arrival. I hope you will plan your holiday well. And if you decide to come home, please submit to our health authorities' demands on disease control.' He also reminded them to avoid crowded places, and people ...




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