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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

Priority groups receive Comirnaty jabs

Arranged by the Government, around 100 people in the vaccination priority groups received the Comirnaty vaccine at the community vaccination centre at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre this morning.   They included healthcare workers, air crew and officers of the six disciplined services, namely Police, Customs, the Correctional Services Department, the Fire Services Department, the Immigration Department and the Government Flying Service.   Through their actions, they appealed to other members of the priority groups to get vaccinated early, with a view to protecting themselves and others.
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