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John Lee wants focus for his Q&A session
Chief Executive John Lee requested that the Legislative Council spend his upcoming Q&A session today focusing on specific topics. While councillors are allowed to stray from the areas Lee asked them to discuss, he wishes to keep this session’s topics to the following:
land and housing supply
promoting Hong Kong
“telling Hong Kong’s story well”
innovation and technology development
environmental hygiene and cityscape
Former CE Carrie Lam has not made this request before, although Legislative Council President Andrew Leung has said that Lee’s written request is an accepted and permitted practice by LegCo’s rules.
Jail for man who went out with COVID
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New local cases: 2,085
New imported cases: 183
New deaths: 0
Total deaths: 9,405
Compulsory Testing Notice: 52 places
A man has received a one-year jail sentence for exposing himself to others while knowing that he tested positive for COVID-19. The 28-year-old went out to restaurants and used public transport in February over a period of five days.
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