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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

7 imported COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating seven additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported, bringing the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 11,508.   The imported cases involve two men and five women aged between four and 48. Five of them arrived from India, while the other two are from the Philippines and Indonesia.   A total of 130 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 39 local ones, of which 11 have unknown infection sources.   Additionally, the Government has decided to extend the service period of the mobile specimen collection station at MCP Central in Tseung Kwan O to April 5 after reviewing the usage and public demand for the COVID-19 testing service.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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