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2 imported COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional COVID-19 cases involving men who arrived from Tanzania and the US.   Meanwhile, the centre was notified yesterday of a confirmed case in the UK concerning a 46-year-old man who left Hong Kong for London on Cathay Pacific flight CX251 on July 15. His specimen collected on July 17 tested positive for COVID-19. He was asymptomatic. The centre is following up on the case with the British health authority and epidemiological investigations are underway.   As a prudent measure, Rosedale Hotel Hong Kong, Causeway Bay where the patient had stayed during the incubation period was put under a compulsory testing notice last night, requiring people who had been at the venue for more than two hours from July 4 to 28 to get tested on or before July 31.   A total of 25 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days and all of them were imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Gover

1.27m vaccine jabs administered

About 1,275,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 842,800 people receiving their first dose and about 432,500 people getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 405,400 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 437,300 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 282,700 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 149,800 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 3,700 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 3,300 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 400 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 7,600 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 7,100 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 400 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 10,700 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 100 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 96%, while that of the BioNTech vaccine is about 94%.   As of 8pm, about 2,600 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 8,300 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 11 people were sent to hospitals.
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