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Jab service expands to mall

The Government’s outreach team for the first time, set up a temporary vaccination area to provide a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination service at a shopping mall in Kwun Tong today.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip inspected its operation and presented prizes to winners of a lucky draw which was held to encourage the public to get vaccinated. He thanked the shopping mall for providing the venue and for joining the Government in promoting the vaccination campaign.   “This is the first time that our outreach service team has provided a COVID-19 vaccination walk-in service at a shopping mall to allow people who wanted to get vaccinated to do so immediately without prior booking.”   He noted that as the Government has started giving out consumption vouchers, citizens may use them at shopping centres.   “I hope that while they go shopping, they can also realise the importance and urgency of getting vaccinated,” he added.   Almost 300 people including shopping mall and offic

1 COVID-19 death recorded

The Hospital Authority today said a COVID-19 patient passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 165.   The 72-year-old male patient with chronic illness was admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital on December 24 after testing positive for COVID-19.   After treatment, the patient tested negative for COVID-19 and was released from isolation order by the Department of Health on January 12.   However, his condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually passed away this afternoon.
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