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Vaccine booking system enhanced

Secretary for Innovation & Technology Alfred Sit today said the Government has prepared sufficient vaccinations for all citizens and urged people to be patient about the waiting time when using the online vaccination booking system.   Mr Sit made the remarks after attending a radio programme this morning and explained to reporters that it is understandable that people would like to have the vaccination as soon as possible.   “For tomorrow, we have already enhanced our system to increase the handling capacity, but I would expect there would still be some possibility that there will be some waiting time.”   Mr Sit noted that the bureau is also working on technical enhancements for the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app.   “We are exploring with the University of Hong Kong and other universities like the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, to provide some sort of system so that we can have automatic scanning, and we need not stop and scan the QR codes.   "When you p

19 COVID-19 cases identified

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today announced it is investigating 19 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 16 are locally transmitted. Six of the cases are untraceable.   At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre's Communicable Disease Branch Principal Medical & Health Officer Dr Albert Au said the cases comprise nine males and 10 females, aged between two and 83.   Of the linked cases, three are from the Hong Kong International Airport Three-runway System construction site cluster, Dr Au said, adding they are site workers' close contacts.   Additionally, five buildings with one or more new confirmed cases were included in the compulsory testing notices. Those who had been at these buildings for more than two hours from January 24 to February 6 have to undergo testing by February 8.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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