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SFH to visit Beijing

     The Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, will depart for Beijing this afternoon (May 2). Dr Ko will lead a delegation to visit the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the State General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine tomorrow, to understand the latest situation of the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus on the Mainland, review the relevant prevention and control measures and step up further contact between the two sides.

     Joining Dr Ko on the visit will be the Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food), Mrs Marion Lai; the Director of Health, Dr Constance Chan; the Controller of the Centre for Food Safety of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Dr Gloria Tam; the Assistant Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation (Inspection and Quarantine), Dr Thomas Sit; and the Chief Manager (Infection, Emergency and Contingency) of the Hospital Authority, Dr Liu Shao-haei.

     The delegation will return to Hong Kong tomorrow night.

Ends/Thursday, May 2, 2013
Issued at HKT 14:30


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