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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

Ling Ao power plant sound

An operational event at Ling Ao Nuclear Power Station on March 31 did not affect the plant's safe operation, the Security Bureau said today.   The case, reported on the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations & Management Company's website, involved a relay in the backup diesel generator of the station's Unit 1.   During a regular test, station staff found a dysfunctional relay and immediately replaced it according to the procedures. Its function has returned to normal after replacement.   Relevant statistics suggested that the dysfunction time of the relay had exceeded the operational and technical requirements.   The bureau said the event was classified as a Level 0 deviation in accordance with the International Nuclear & Radiological Event Scale and relevant nuclear safety regulations, adding that it did not affect the unit's safe operation, workers' health, nearby public or the environment.
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