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2 jab centres to provide BioNTech

The public can make reservations from tomorrow to receive free BioNTech jabs at the community vaccination centres (CVCs) at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre and Boundary Street Sports Centre, the Government announced today.   The two CVCs will provide vaccination services from January 26, bringing the number of such centres to 14.   The Government said there are also more vaccination booths or staff members at vaccination venues. The current vaccination capacity has increased by 77% from the beginning of the month, reaching 1.77 million doses a month or nearly 60,000 doses a day.   Separately, all CVCs will be closed during the Lunar New Year from January 31 to February 2.   Except for the two CVCs at private hospitals which will be closed for one more day, CVCs will provide normal services on the third day of the Lunar New Year on February 3.   Apart from going to the CVCs, eligible people can also receive free COVID-19 vaccination through 25 Hospital Authority genera

2 COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional COVID-19 cases, both of which are imported.   The cases involve two women aged 42 and 32 who arrived from the Philippines and Indonesia. Both of them are asymptomatic.   Separately, the centre explained that an epidemiological investigation has revealed that the relatives of case number 11672, who have been classified as close contacts, attended gatherings with friends at Deep Water Bay Beach on April 25 and May 1.   Case number 11672, announced by the centre on April 18, involves a 31-year-old woman who lives in Parkes Building in Jordan.   As the case involves the N501Y mutant strain, the centre will arrange for attendees of both gatherings to undergo compulsory quarantine in accordance with the latest information.   A compulsory testing notice will be issued to request people who had stayed at Deep Water Bay Beach on April 25 and May 1 to undergo testing before May 8.   A total of 92 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 18 local ones, of which four have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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