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Anti-epidemic meeting held

A meeting on the anti-epidemic work of the Mainland and Hong Kong was held today in Shenzhen.   It was hosted by Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office of the State Council Deputy Director Huang Liuquan.   Chief Secretary John Lee led Hong Kong Special Administrative Region representatives to attend the meeting and exchange strategies with Mainland representatives on preventing and fighting COVID-19 as well as study the resumption of quarantine-free travel between the Mainland and Hong Kong.   Mr Huang noted that the office organised the meeting as the central government attaches great importance to the request by Chief Executive Carrie Lam on the resumption of quarantine-free travel with the Mainland.   Mr Lee thanked the central government for its support and care towards the Hong Kong SAR's efforts in preventing and fighting the virus, and for offering vital assistance on many occasions.   He also expressed gratitude to the office for arranging the meeting within a short

1.66m vaccine doses administered

About 1,662,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,038,300 people receiving their first dose and about 623,800 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 468,200 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 570,100 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 334,200 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 289,600 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 5,400 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 2,500 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 2,900 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 3,500 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 1,900 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,600 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 11,700 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 17,400 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 96%, and 97% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 3,300 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 11,100 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, eight people were sent to hospitals.
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