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Xia Baolong begins HK visit

CPC Central Committee Hong Kong & Macao Work Office Director and State Council Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office Director Xia Baolong today arrived in Hong Kong for a seven-day inspection visit.   Upon his arrival at Hong Kong International Airport this morning, Mr Xia toured the Integrated Airport Centre in the company of Chief Executive John Lee, Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki and Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) Chairman Jack So.   Mr Xia was updated by Secretary for Transport & Logistics Lam Sai-hung and AAHK Chief Executive Officer Fred Lam, on the developments of the aviation industry and the latest situation of Hong Kong's development as an international aviation and cargo hub. Mr Xia also inspected the operation of autonomous vehicles at the airport.   In the afternoon, he had an engagement session with Principal Officials and Permanent Secretaries of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government led by Mr Lee.   At another engagement ses

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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