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Kai Tak site accident being probed

The Government expressed that it is highly concerned about an accident involving the collapse of a bamboo scaffold at a Kai Tak construction site today in which two workers were killed and three others injured.   A preliminarily investigation by the Buildings Department (BD) found that the scaffold, measuring about 15m by 8m, fell to the ground from the external wall on the 19th floor of a building under construction.   The BD said it will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the incident, including whether the scaffold, as temporary works, complied with the Buildings Ordinance and whether the registered contractor and any related persons have properly discharged their responsibilities.   It added that if anyone is found in contravention of the ordinance, it will take follow-up actions, including instigating prosecution and referring to the Contractors Disciplinary Board for disciplinary proceedings.   The Labour Department (LD) also launched an immed

Vaccination reminder issued

The Government today reminded citizens in the five priority groups that they can make online bookings from 9am tomorrow for receiving the Comirnaty vaccine.   Reservations can be made through the online booking system on the designated website of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme to receive the jab at the seven Community Vaccination Centres operated by the Hospital Authority for the period from March 10 to 30.   Under the programme officially launched on February 26, those in the five priority groups can book online for receiving the Sinovac vaccine at eight centres and the authority’s 18 general outpatient clinics for the period until March 28.   People can also choose to receive the Sinovac vaccine directly with a private doctor or clinic under the programme, without going through the Government's online booking system.   The Government called on those in the five priority groups to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
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