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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

CE mourns Hilton Cheong-Leen

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Hilton Cheong-Leen, a former Urban Council and Legislative Council member.   She noted that Mr Cheong-Leen had actively participated in public services for a long time.   Being a member of the Urban Council for over 30 years, he was the first Chinese person to become the council's Chairman. He was also a LegCo member and commanded the respect of different sectors.   Mr Cheong-Leen was also committed to community services, particularly on the development of local education.   He actively promoted the construction of schools and implementation of free education and served in the Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education & Services for many years, making significant contributions to society.   “I am saddened by the passing of Mr Cheong-Leen. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family,” the Chief Executive said.
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