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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

835k vaccine doses given

About 834,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 578,900 people receiving their first dose and about 255,900 people getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 348,600 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 230,300 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 146,700 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 109,200 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 2,500 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 200 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 8,800 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 8,300 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 500 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 16,500 people received their first dose at 21 CVCs and about 15,400 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at eight CVCs is 97%, while that of the BioNTech vaccine at 21 CVCs is about 96%.   As of 8pm, about 1,800 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 6,500 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, 13 people were sent to hospital.
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