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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

354k people get vaccinated

Around 354,400 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with about 233,700 receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 120,700 their first dose of the BioNTech jab, the Government announced.   About 23,800 people received their first vaccine dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them, around 9,100 received the Sinovac vaccine and about 14,700 the BioNTech one.   The overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at eight community vaccination centres is about 82%, while around 93% have received the BioNTech jab at 19 centres.   As of midnight, 13 people were sent to the hospital for treatment.
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