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New harbourfront space opens

The Development Bureau announced that the Pierside Precinct near Wan Chai Ferry Pier further opened today, providing a nostalgic harbourfront leisure space with a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour for the public.   Being the 12th harbourfront leisure space that opened since October last year, the newly opened area is located to the east of the ferry pier on a harbour site reclaimed for the construction of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass.   The bureau said under the incremental approach, a 180-metre-long promenade of the precinct opened earlier in March, followed by the opening of a further 80m in October.   With an area of about 4,600 sq m, the newly opened part has almost doubled the precinct's original space.   In contrast to the colourful cartoon style adopted at other harbourfront sites opened earlier in Western District and Wan Chai, the precinct mainly comprises simple fair-faced concrete and wooden structures.   It features a stylish touch with its clear and rectiline

4.39m people get second jab

About 8,989,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,594,000 people receiving their first dose and around 4,395,700 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,670,500 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,923,500 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,605,400 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,790,300 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 10,900 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 1,800 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 3,900 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 2,100 people received their first dose and around 3,100 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 94%, while it is about 89% for the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, no one was sent to hospital.
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