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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

2.68m vaccine jabs administered

About 2,679,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,557,500 people receiving their first dose and about 1,122,100 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 677,900 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 879,500 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 472,200 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 649,900 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 14,100 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 5,000 people received their second dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 15,200 people received their first dose and about 7,700 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 96%, while for the BioNTech one it is 97%.   As of 8pm, about 12,500 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 23,400 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, nine people were sent to hospitals.
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