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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

435k people get vaccinated

About 435,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 429,500 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 5,600 people getting their second dose.   About 8,500 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them about 6,200 received the jabs at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs).   About 2,300 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 5,100 people received their second dose of Sinovac vaccine today, including about 4,900 people vaccinated at the CVCs and about 200 people through private doctors and clinics.   As of 8pm, about 4,400 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online in the past 24 hours.   No people were sent to the hospital for treatment.
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