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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

83k people vaccinated

About 83,400 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Sinovac vaccine since February 22, while about 300 people received their first dose of the Comirnaty vaccine today, the Government announced.   About 11,000 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   The overall percentage of people who booked and received the Sinovac vaccine at the eight community vaccination centres is about 89%.   As of midnight, two people were sent to hospital for treatment.
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