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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 17 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 17 additional COVID-19 cases, six of which are locally transmitted and epidemiologically linked with local cases.   The new local cases involve four women and two men aged between 14 and 64. Five of them live in Meadowlands in Yuen Long while one lives in Block 3 of Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun.   Among the imported cases, five of them arrived from Indonesia, while the others are from the Philippines, India, Pakistan and France.   A total of 138 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 30 local ones, of which seven have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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