SCS visits colleagues at OGCIO's monitoring centre (with photos)

     The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, today (March 23) visited the monitoring centre of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) in Hong Kong City Hall to show concern for the work of civil servants in coping with the increasing number of people put under compulsory quarantine at their dwelling places.

     The colleagues in all three of the OGCIO's monitoring centres work busily using the location-sharing functions of communication software, video calls, electronic wristbands and the new "StayHomeSafe" mobile app to ensure that persons undergoing quarantine are staying at their dwelling places.

     Knowing that many retired civil servants are helping out at the OGCIO's monitoring centres, Mr Law expressed gratitude to them for their dedication. He said that when the epidemic started and most people were afraid of going out, many retirees were willing to commute to and work at the monitoring centres.

     Mr Law also thanked the serving civil servants who are working as volunteers at the centres, noting that some of them have even joined the work of the monitoring centres after finishing their own work at their offices.

     Mr Law said, "The relentless efforts of so many colleagues are encouraging and they show that civil servants are fighting the COVID-19 virus together, whether they are directly involved in anti-epidemic work or not."

Ends/Monday, March 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:28