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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

Testing compliance check ends

The Government today said it has completed a joint enforcement operation on compulsory testing notice for four buildings in Central & Western District.   The notice covered Woodlands Court, Woodland Court and Woodlands Terrace at 1-4 Woodlands Terrace and Woodland House at 9A-9C Castle Road.   The enforcement action, which lasted from 7am to 10.30am, was conducted by the Central & Western District Office, the Home Affairs Department’s Office of the Licensing Authority, the Centre for Health Protection, Police and the Auxiliary Medical Service.   About 130 residents' test records were checked. Among them, 10 people were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice.   Noting that the enforcement process may have caused inconvenience to residents, the Government appealed for their understanding as the operation was conducted to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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