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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

19 COVID-19 cases identified

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 19 additional COVID-19 cases, of which seven are locally transmitted including one with an unknown source of infection.   This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 11,499.   The unlinked case involves a 33-year-old man who lives in Tseung Kwan O Village in Tseung Kwan O.   Twelve imported cases arrived from Indonesia, the Philippines, Botswana, Canada, Ireland and Pakistan.   A total of 130 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 48 local ones, of which 15 have unknown sources of infection.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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