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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

Immigration reports initial virus case

The Immigration Department today said a visitor to Immigration Tower has tested preliminary positive for COVID-19.   The department was notified of the case by the Centre for Health Protection this evening.   The visitor concerned was at the department’s Extension Section on 5/F for less than 15 minutes yesterday to deal with extension of stay formalities.   Thorough cleansing and disinfection of the concerned area has been carried out.   The department said it has been strictly implementing various disease prevention measures, including body temperature checks and providing alcohol-based handrub to all people entering the building.   It will maintain close liaison with the centre.
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