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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

BioNTech vaccination suspended

The Government today announced that it immediately suspended COVID-19 vaccinations concerning BioNTech after deviations in the vial seal were found in one batch of the vaccine.   It explained that it received written notification this morning from Fosun Industrial Co. about the deviations that involve batch 210102.   The Government noted that while BioNTech and Fosun Pharma have no reason to believe there is a risk to product safety, for the sake of prudence, vaccination of the batch concerned should be suspended pending an investigation.   It added that batch 210104 of the BioNTech vaccine should also be put on hold and not be administered as a precautionary measure to ensure vaccine safety.   The Government stated that people who have made appointments to receive BioNTech vaccination from today onwards need not go to the community vaccination centres for vaccination.   The Department of Health will hold an urgent meeting with Fosun Industrial Co. to obtain further details of the incident and discuss follow-up measures.
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