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Civil Aid Service holds parade

The Civil Aid Service (CAS) held the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and CAS 70th Anniversary Parade today at the Police College.   Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki officiated at the ceremony and acted as the reviewing officer for the parade.   To demonstrate national identity and patriotic sentiment for the motherland, the CAS has fully adopted from today, the Chinese-style foot drill that requires exacting standards, and demonstrated the drill's protocols for the first time in the parade.   As an auxiliary force under the Security Bureau, the CAS has been honouring the pledge of "provide emergency relief, serve the community" and has been rendering immediate assistance during emergencies to protect Hong Kong citizens.   During the COVID-19 epidemic, the CAS has remained steadfast on the front line of the anti-epidemic operations by rapidly assisting in setting up a number of community isolation faci

6.57m vaccine jabs administered

About 6,579,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 3,698,700 people receiving their first dose and around 2,880,900 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,408,700 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,290,000 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,122,500 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 1,758,500 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 64,000 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   About 8,200 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 9,100 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 22,200 people received their first dose and around 24,500 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 2,800 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 10,400 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 12 people were sent to hospitals.
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