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2 jab centres to provide BioNTech

The public can make reservations from tomorrow to receive free BioNTech jabs at the community vaccination centres (CVCs) at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre and Boundary Street Sports Centre, the Government announced today.   The two CVCs will provide vaccination services from January 26, bringing the number of such centres to 14.   The Government said there are also more vaccination booths or staff members at vaccination venues. The current vaccination capacity has increased by 77% from the beginning of the month, reaching 1.77 million doses a month or nearly 60,000 doses a day.   Separately, all CVCs will be closed during the Lunar New Year from January 31 to February 2.   Except for the two CVCs at private hospitals which will be closed for one more day, CVCs will provide normal services on the third day of the Lunar New Year on February 3.   Apart from going to the CVCs, eligible people can also receive free COVID-19 vaccination through 25 Hospital Authority genera

Hospital reports virus case

A patient care assistant at Prince of Wales Hospital has tested preliminary positive for COVID-19, the Hospital Authority announced today.   The assistant works in the Staff Clinic. She developed a fever on January 20 and attended the clinic yesterday.   She was arranged to undergo a deep throat saliva test and her test result came back preliminary positive for the virus. She will be admitted to the Community Treatment Facility.   The assistant wore appropriate personal protective equipment during work and her last day on duty was January 20. No patient was identified as a close contact.   Three staff members she had meals with were identified as close contacts and will be quarantined.   The assistant had also attended staff training at Shatin Hospital on January 19. All training participants had been wearing surgical masks.   As a precautionary measure, virus tests will be arranged for the training participants and those working at the Staff Clinic.   The Staff Clinic was temporarily closed for thorough cleaning and disinfection this morning.
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