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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

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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