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GBA rule of law action plan released

The Action Plan on the Construction of Rule of Law in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has been released, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced today.   Secretary for Justice Paul Lam explained that the action plan has two intentions, namely to underpin the guiding principle of “Three Interfaces, Two Connects & One Greater Bay Area”, and strengthen collaboration with the legal and dispute resolution sectors and other stakeholders to effectively implement policy measures set out in the plan.   Through mechanisms, regulatory frameworks and talent – the “three interfaces” – the DoJ said it will promote hardware and software connectivity in constructing rule of law in the bay area, co-operation between the various cities according to their respective strengths, and collaboration between different legal systems, thereby eventually achieving the goal of “one Greater Bay Area”.   Deputy Secretary for Justice Cheung Kwok-kwan, who is also the leading Hong Kong

6.44m people receive vaccine jabs

About 6,447,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 3,634,800 people receiving their first dose and around 2,812,300 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,390,600 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,244,200 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,102,300 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 1,709,900 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 65,900 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   About 9,900 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 9,700 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 23,200 people received their first dose and around 23,100 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%, while it is about 98% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 3,400 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 14,200 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 22 people were sent to hospitals.
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