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New harbourfront space opens

The Development Bureau announced that the Pierside Precinct near Wan Chai Ferry Pier further opened today, providing a nostalgic harbourfront leisure space with a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour for the public.   Being the 12th harbourfront leisure space that opened since October last year, the newly opened area is located to the east of the ferry pier on a harbour site reclaimed for the construction of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass.   The bureau said under the incremental approach, a 180-metre-long promenade of the precinct opened earlier in March, followed by the opening of a further 80m in October.   With an area of about 4,600 sq m, the newly opened part has almost doubled the precinct's original space.   In contrast to the colourful cartoon style adopted at other harbourfront sites opened earlier in Western District and Wan Chai, the precinct mainly comprises simple fair-faced concrete and wooden structures.   It features a stylish touch with its clear and rectiline

5 imported COVID-19 cases found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating five additional imported COVID-19 cases, all involving mutant strains.   Among the five male patients, three arrived in Hong Kong from high-risk places and two were from medium-risk places.   Four of them tested positive upon arrival, while one tested positive during quarantine, the centre elaborated.   Moreover, each of the two Qatar Airways passenger flights QR818 from Doha, Qatar arriving Hong Kong on October 13 and 16 had two passengers confirmed to have COVID-19 by arrival testing. The Department of Health has subsequently prohibited the landing of the airline’s passenger flights from Doha in Hong Kong from October 18 to 31.   Additionally, the centre reminded specified people linked to Golden Glory Court, Phase 1, Golden Lion Garden in Sha Tin to undergo compulsory testing tomorrow.   A total of 68 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, one of which is a local case with an unknown infection source and the rest are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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