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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

505k doses of vaccine given

About 505,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 309,700 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 44,000 people getting their second dose.   About 151,300 people have received the BioNTech vaccine so far.   Around 5,100 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, some 3,300 people received the jabs at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs) while about 1,800 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 9,600 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 3, 900 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 5,700 through private doctors and clinics.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is about 94%.   As of 8pm, about 2,900 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online in the past 24 hours.   As of midnight, three people were sent to hospitals.
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