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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

HK reports 10 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 10 additional COVID-19 cases, of which two are locally transmitted including one with an unknown source of infection.   The new cases involve one male and nine females aged between three and 70.   The unlinked case is a 70-year-old retired woman who was asymptomatic. She was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on April 6 for another medical condition and tested positive during admission screening.   The eight imported cases arrived from the Philippines and Indonesia.   A total of 120 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 26 local ones, of which nine have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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