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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

HK reports 24 COVID-19 cases

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 24 additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are locally transmitted.   Ten are untraceable, and among the 14 linked cases, 10 are related to URSUS Fitness in Sai Ying Pun.   At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Principal Medical & Health Officer Dr Albert Au said there was a small outbreak at the Harbour School in Ap Lei Chau. Two IT teachers have tested positive for COVID-19, while an art teacher has preliminarily tested positive.   “For this outbreak, the first case is a customer of URSUS Fitness. He had attended the fitness centre and was subsequently confirmed to be a case.   “The other two cases are colleagues of the index case in this school.   “The second case is also an IT teacher who shared the same classroom with the index case and they had very close contact.   “The third case is an art teacher who had contact with the second case inside the IT room for about 10 minutes, so we believe that the transmission is person-to-person, and it occurred inside the IT room.”   The centre has arranged for 35 students and six teaching assistants who used the IT room to be sent to quarantine centres.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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