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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 record checks completed

The Government today said it has completed a joint enforcement operation on a compulsory testing notice for a building in Sai Ying Pun.   The notice covered Tower 1 of The Summa at 23 Hing Hon Road.   The enforcement action was conducted from around 7am to 9.30am by the Central & Western District Office, together with Customs, Police and the Auxiliary Medical Service.   About 170 residents' test records were checked during the operation. Among them, one person was found to have violated the compulsory testing notice and was issued with a compulsory testing order.   Noting that the enforcement process may cause 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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