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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

HK reports 13 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 13 additional COVID-19 cases, 12 of which are locally transmitted.   Among the local cases, three have unknown sources of infection.   One of the unlinked cases involves a 16-year-old student. He developed dizziness on February 23 and last went to school on the same date.   The other two unlinked cases involve a saleswoman aged 34 and a 62-year-old male quality control worker. The saleswoman last attended work on February 18, while the man last worked on February 24.       A total of 203 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 166 local cases of which 70 are from unknown sources.        In view of the latest epidemic developments on the Mainland, the arrangement to provide specimen collection containers to inbound travellers arriving via land boundary control points who have been to Shaanxi in the past 14 days will be cancelled from tomorrow.   These travellers, if they are not exempted, are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days at a designated place upon arrival in Hong Kong.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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