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Artificial island study set

The Government today awarded a consultancy agreement for the study on the artificial islands in the Central Waters to Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong with a contract value of about $220 million.   The Civil Engineering & Development Department said the agreement mainly comprises a detailed planning and engineering study for the 1,000-hectare artificial islands around Kau Yi Chau.   There will also be a feasibility study on the priority road link and the priority rail link connecting the artificial islands.   The study is scheduled to start tomorrow for completion within 42 months.   The artificial islands in the Central Waters is one of the initiatives to increase land supply under the Lantau Tomorrow Vision announced by the Chief Executive in her 2018 Policy Address.   The drive aims to alleviate the acute shortage of land in the medium-to-long run, and to meet Hong Kong’s long-term housing, social and economic development needs. http://dlvr.it/S1lyqs

4 imported COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   The cases involve four women aged between 25 and 38 who arrived from Indonesia and India.   Meanwhile, the centre reminded people who live or work in the same building as the residence of local COVID-19 cases with the N501Y mutant strain and had been released from the quarantine centres that they will be subject to compulsory testing on days three, seven, 12 and 19 counting from the day on which the confirmed case left the building.   They will also be required to undergo self-monitoring until the 21st day.   Relevant people of Tower 11, Carmel Cove, Caribbean Coast in Tung Chung and Block R, Allway Gardens in Tsuen Wan should undergo compulsory testing tomorrow, it emphasised.   A total of 71 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, including 11 local ones, of which one has an unknown infection source.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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