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Kai Tak site accident being probed

The Government expressed that it is highly concerned about an accident involving the collapse of a bamboo scaffold at a Kai Tak construction site today in which two workers were killed and three others injured.   A preliminarily investigation by the Buildings Department (BD) found that the scaffold, measuring about 15m by 8m, fell to the ground from the external wall on the 19th floor of a building under construction.   The BD said it will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the incident, including whether the scaffold, as temporary works, complied with the Buildings Ordinance and whether the registered contractor and any related persons have properly discharged their responsibilities.   It added that if anyone is found in contravention of the ordinance, it will take follow-up actions, including instigating prosecution and referring to the Contractors Disciplinary Board for disciplinary proceedings.   The Labour Department (LD) also launched an immed

1.92m COVID-19 jabs given

About 1,926,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,154,000 people receiving their first dose and about 772,200 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 502,000 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 652,000 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 364,000 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 408,200 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 4,200 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 2,800 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 1,300 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 4,300 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 2,700 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 and that of the BioNTech vaccine are both about 96%.   As of 8pm, about 3,000 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 6,100 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 12 people were sent to hospitals.
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