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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

Vaccination bookings reopen Mar 1

The online booking for the Sinovac vaccine will commence again at 9am on March 1, while that of the Comirnaty vaccine will open by the middle of this week.   The Government made the statement today in response to media enquiries on the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.   It said members of the public can make reservations to get vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccine at the eight community vaccination centres and the Hospital Authority’s 18 general out-patient clinics for the period until March 28.   For the Comirnaty vaccine, online booking for vaccination will open by the middle of this week. Detailed arrangements will be announced shortly.
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