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Arrangements for Council meeting to be held on February 19
The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:    

     Considering the novel coronavirus outbreak remains severe, Legislative Council (LegCo), while performing its constitutional duties, should seek to minimize the risks of infection among meeting attendees and duty staff. The President of LegCo, Mr Andrew Leung, decided today (February 14) that the regular Council meeting originally scheduled for February 19 (Wednesday) will not be held. However, in view of the concerns of Members and the general public over the outbreak, the President directed another Council meeting to be held on the same day from 11am to 2pm during which the Chief Secretary for Administration together with the Secretaries of relevant Bureaux will answer questions raised by Members on the matters related to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
     Meanwhile, the arrangement for the meetings of LegCo Committees originally scheduled for February 19 to 21 may be subject to change. Members of the public may refer to the "LegCo Calendar" on the LegCo Website (www.legco.gov.hk) or the "Calendar" on the LegCo Mobile App for the latest details of meetings.
Ends/Friday, February 14, 2020
Issued at HKT 13:40
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