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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

Cultural ambassador scheme opens

The Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme 2022 is open for applications, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today.   Applicants must be registered local non-profit-making performing arts groups or ensembles of artists that have been active in the past year and have experience in public performance.   They may submit a proposal for activities that encourage holistic wellness in the new normal under the pandemic, interpersonal relationships in the community, or arts education activities.   The proposal should cover one performing art form or more and the proposed projects may include performance, lectures, demonstration, episodic performance or exhibitions or a combination of such activities.   The selected artists and arts groups will organise outreach activities to be performed in various districts in Hong Kong next year to bring arts to the public.    The application deadline is April 26.   Call 2591 1611 or email the Audience Building Office for enquiries.
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