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Civil Aid Service holds parade

The Civil Aid Service (CAS) held the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and CAS 70th Anniversary Parade today at the Police College.   Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki officiated at the ceremony and acted as the reviewing officer for the parade.   To demonstrate national identity and patriotic sentiment for the motherland, the CAS has fully adopted from today, the Chinese-style foot drill that requires exacting standards, and demonstrated the drill's protocols for the first time in the parade.   As an auxiliary force under the Security Bureau, the CAS has been honouring the pledge of "provide emergency relief, serve the community" and has been rendering immediate assistance during emergencies to protect Hong Kong citizens.   During the COVID-19 epidemic, the CAS has remained steadfast on the front line of the anti-epidemic operations by rapidly assisting in setting up a number of community isolation faci

1.77m vaccine doses given

About 1,776,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,087,200 people receiving their first dose and about 689,300 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 481,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 605,400 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 344,600 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 344,700 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 4,900 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 community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 2,600 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 3,100 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 1,500 vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,600 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 10,800 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 16,000 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 94%, and that for the BioNTech one is 97%.   As of 8pm, about 2,900 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 9,100 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, seven people were sent to hospitals.

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