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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

113k people get virus test

Over 113,000 people had their specimens collected at 21 community testing centres (CTCs) and 35 mobile specimen collection stations on May 1, a record high for daily specimen collection at those places, the Government announced.   Among them, more than 52,000 are foreign domestic helpers.   As of 6pm today, over 54,000 specimens have been tested and no preliminarily positive result has been found so far.   The Food & Health Bureau thanked the public for their co-operation in undergoing compulsory testing for COVID-19.   There are nearly 40,000 booking places available for the next seven days at the 21 CTCs where booking and walk-in services are available, it added.   Members of the public may call the testing centres for enquiries on the availability of bookings or walk-in quotas before visiting.   Given the surge in testing demand within a short period, the Government will set up one more mobile specimen collection station at Sai Ying Pun Community Complex tomorrow for people subject to compulsory testing.   It will also extend the service period of the stations at King George V Memorial Park, Kowloon, MacPherson Playground and Arthur Street Temporary Playground in Yau Ma Tei to May 10 and those at 100 Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui East and Hankow Road in Tsim Sha Tsui to May 16.
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