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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

Points of sale cleaned up

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today collected about 83 tonnes of refuse at 15 points of sale (POS) for new year flowers in Hong Kong.   About 11 tonnes were collected at the POS at Victoria Park.   Around 33 tonnes of bamboo sticks, 1.9 tonnes of wooden pallets, 24 tonnes of wilted or unsold flowers, as well as 0.7 tonnes of polyfoam, were collected at the 15 POS.   The Environmental Protection Department or green groups will make arrangements to put all recyclables to their best use through recycling or donation to other organisations and members of the public.   The department deployed 129 staff, 27 refuse collection and street cleaning vehicles to clean up the Victoria Park venue. The other POS were cleaned up by the department’s contractors.   All site clearance work was completed by 5pm.
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