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CS hails new electoral system

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

Uzbekistan visa-free access extended

The visa-free period for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport holders to the Republic of Uzbekistan has been extended from seven to 10 days with immediate effect.   Additionally, Hong Kong SAR passport holders may visit that country visa-free for a stay of up to 10 days upon arrival with an air ticket to third countries or a return air ticket.   Noting that Uzbekistan is along the Belt & Road, the Immigration Department said the visa-free arrangement will bring greater travel convenience to Hong Kong travellers after the epidemic and strengthen the tourism, cultural and economic ties between the two places.   As of today, 167 countries and territories have granted visa-free access or visa-on-arrival to Hong Kong SAR passport holders.   Click here for details.
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