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The fourth wave of the COVID-19 epidemic has lasted for some time. To our great relief, the number of local confirmed cases has remained at low levels in recent days. The Government's multi-pronged strategy of continuously enhancing our anti-epidemic measures and preventing the importation of cases has proven effective.   Apart from keeping social distancing measures in place and mounting an extensive promotion of testing, we have specifically strengthened the manpower in contact tracing as this is a particularly crucial measure in cutting the chains of viral transmission.   The Department of Health's Contact Tracing Office has redoubled its efforts in speeding up the process of identifying close contacts. Their sterling efforts in contact tracing in the gym cluster last month have significantly helped in suppressing rebounds within a number of days. This was a remarkable success.   For this, I must thank all those who have helped, including some 200 colleagues seconded f

16 COVID-19 cases recorded

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 16 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 13 are locally transmitted.   Among the local cases, five have unknown sources of infection.   One of the unlinked cases involves a worker at the Hong Kong International Airport third runway construction site, who was working on the automated people mover and baggage handling system tunnels on Airport Island.   The more than 30 people who work with the patient will be placed under quarantine, while several hundred other workers on the same project will undergo compulsory testing.   Three other unlinked cases involve a real estate agent working in North Point, a computer programmer working in Tsim Sha Tsui and a worker at Kings Wing Plaza in Sha Tin. The remaining unlinked patient is retired.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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