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72k people vaccinated

About 72,300 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 since February 22, the Government announced.   More than 10,000 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Meanwhile, about 4,900 people made an online reservation for their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine, taking the number of people who made reservations for the jab to about 267,600.   Additionally, about 6,000 people reserved their first and second doses of the Comirnaty vaccine online today. A total of about 110,800 people have made reservations for receiving the vaccine since March 3.   As of midnight, one man was sent to hospital for treatment.  http://dlvr.it/Rv4sYl

Compulsory testing strengthened

To strengthen its tracing ability, the Government today announced that it will publish in the gazette compulsory testing notices which require all household members of close contacts to undergo compulsory COVID-19 testing.   The Food & Health Bureau explained that after taking into account expert advice, the Government will strengthen testing for close contacts of confirmed cases for gatekeeping at the source in order to cut the transmission of the virus swiftly.   Currently, the Centre for Health Protection requires asymptomatic close contacts of confirmed cases to undergo compulsory quarantine in quarantine centres.   To strengthen tracing ability, the Government will now require the household members of close contacts to undergo compulsory testing.   All people who live with any individual placed under quarantine in the same residential unit on the date of commencement of quarantine or during the 14 days before that day, and who become aware of the quarantine of the individual under quarantine when the relevant quarantine has not yet been completed, have to undergo testing within two days of becoming aware that the individual has been placed under quarantine.   Those concerned must also report their test results to the Government by phone at 6275 6901, fax at 2530 5872 or email to ct@csb.gov.hk within three days of undergoing the test.
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