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Curriculum change supported

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung today welcomed the Baptist University’s move to incorporate national security education in their curriculum, saying it is educators’ duty to promote national security education.   Making the remarks today, Mr Yeung said: “I think this is in accordance to the National Security Law because Article 10 requires all the schools including universities to promote national security education in their schools.”   He added that he believes the higher education institutions are adopting their own approaches in this cause.   “Our requirement is for all these educational institutions to follow the Hong Kong National Security Law, the requirements under the Article 10.”   When asked about a teacher’s comment concerning an athlete’s attire during an Olympic competition, Mr Yeung stressed that the whole community should support the Hong Kong team in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.   “So far I think the relevant persons have already made a clarification about

250k people get vaccinated

Around 253,900 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with about 189,600 receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 64,300 their first dose of the BioNTech jab, the Government announced.   About 24,500 people received their first vaccine dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them, around 13,200 received the Sinovac vaccine and about 11,300 the BioNTech one.   The overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at eight community vaccination centres is about 83%, while around 94% have received the BioNTech jab at 19 centres.   As of midnight, 16 people were sent to hospital for treatment.
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