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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

615k vaccine doses administered

About 615,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 502,500 people receiving their first dose and about 113,000 people getting their second dose.   Among those receiving the first dose of vaccines, about 333,100 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 169,400 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 89,300 people have received the Sinovac vaccine while about 23,700 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 2,700 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 2,300 people received the jab at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 400 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 6,200 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 4,900 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,300 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 12,800 people received their first dose at 21 CVCs and about 16,500 received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs and that of the BioNTech vaccine are both about 96%.   As of 8pm, about 2,500 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 11,600 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech vaccine.   As of midnight, five people were sent to hospital.
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