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HK says farewell to Xuelong 2

The nation’s first domestically built Antarctic research icebreaker, Xuelong 2, has completed a five-day visit to Hong Kong and began its return journey to Shanghai this afternoon.   A farewell ceremony was held at Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, where Under Secretary for Environment & Ecology Diane Wong and the committee that organised the visit led the farewells for Xuelong 2 and its crew, the 40th Chinese Antarctic scientific expedition team.   The chairman of the organising committee, Ma Fung-kwok, expressed his deep satisfaction with the visit. He emphasised that it had not only fostered a genuine interest among citizens in polar research but had also raised awareness about the pressing issue of climate change.   Looking ahead, the organising committee is already in discussions with relevant departments to explore opportunities for Hong Kong scholars and students to participate in future scientific expeditions, particularly in the field of polar research.   Du

743k vaccine doses given

About 743,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 543,100 people receiving their first dose and about 200,500 people getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 342,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 200,300 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 127,600 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 72,900 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 3,300 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 1,700 people received the jab at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 1,600 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 11,300 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 6,900 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 4,400 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 10,300 people received their first dose at 21 CVCs and about 18,400 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at eight CVCs is 94%, while that of the BioNTech vaccine at 21 CVCs is about 95%.   As of 8pm, about 2,700 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 9,600 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, 10 people were sent to hospital.
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