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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

TD extends online booking service

​The Transport Department today announced that it has extended its online appointment booking service to cover the submission of over-the-counter applications for all driving licences and four types of driving tests.   From today, the public can book an appointment for over-the-counter applications at the department’s Licensing Offices for full driving licences (first issue), probationary driving licences, learner’s driving licences, driving instructor’s licences, direct issue of full driving licences and temporary driving licences.   They can also make an online appointment to apply for a driving test for private car, light goods vehicle, motorcycle and motor tricycle.   The opening period for online appointments is 10 weeks.   An applicant may submit one application for the above-mentioned driving licences within a scheduled time slot.   If an applicant makes an appointment to apply for a driving test, he or she may also submit an application for a learner’s driving licence under the name of the same applicant at the same time.   Additionally, iAM Smart holders can make online appointment bookings for counter services at the department's Licensing Offices through the system.   The Licensing Offices are open 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.
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