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2 jab centres to provide BioNTech

The public can make reservations from tomorrow to receive free BioNTech jabs at the community vaccination centres (CVCs) at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre and Boundary Street Sports Centre, the Government announced today.   The two CVCs will provide vaccination services from January 26, bringing the number of such centres to 14.   The Government said there are also more vaccination booths or staff members at vaccination venues. The current vaccination capacity has increased by 77% from the beginning of the month, reaching 1.77 million doses a month or nearly 60,000 doses a day.   Separately, all CVCs will be closed during the Lunar New Year from January 31 to February 2.   Except for the two CVCs at private hospitals which will be closed for one more day, CVCs will provide normal services on the third day of the Lunar New Year on February 3.   Apart from going to the CVCs, eligible people can also receive free COVID-19 vaccination through 25 Hospital Authority genera

46 pollution convictions in Oct

The Environmental Protection Department today announced it recorded 46 convictions for pollution offences in October.   Five were for air pollution, six for noise and four for illegal waste disposal.   There were also two under the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance and 29 under the Public Cleansing & Prevention of Nuisances Regulation.   The heaviest fine was $10,000 imposed for each offence committed by two companies.   They were fined for failing to control air pollutant emissions as well as using powered mechanical equipment and carrying out prescribed construction works not in accordance with the conditions of a construction noise permit.
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