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8.91m vaccine jabs given

About 8,913,900 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,566,000 people receiving their first dose and around 4,347,900 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,658,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,907,200 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,584,700 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,763,300 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 12,200 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 2,100 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 3,700 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 2,600 people received their first dose and around 3,900 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 91%, while it is about 89% for the BioNTech one.   As of midnigh

Oman offers visa-free access

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport holders may visit Oman without a visa for up to 10 days, the Immigration Department announced today.   The department received notification from the Honorary Consulate of the Sultanate of Oman in Hong Kong.   Noting that Oman is along the Belt & Road, the department said the visa-free arrangement will bring greater travel convenience to Hong Kong travellers after the COVID-19 epidemic and strengthen the tourism, cultural and economic ties between the two places.   Including Oman, 168 countries and territories have granted visa-free access or visa-on-arrival to Hong Kong SAR passport holders.   Meanwhile, the Red Outbound Travel Alert issued by the Hong Kong SAR Government on March 17 last year is still in force given that the COVID-19 situation around the world is evolving rapidly.   People are strongly urged to avoid non-essential travel outside Hong Kong.
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