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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

1.45m COVID-19 jabs administered

About 1,454,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 936,400 people receiving their first dose and about 518,000 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 434,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 501,600 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 315,500 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 202,500 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 4,500 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 3,800 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 700 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 4,800 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 4,500 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 300 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 15,500 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 15,700 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 97%, the same as the BioNTech vaccine.   As of 8pm, about 6,300 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 26,400 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 11 people were sent to hospitals.
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