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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 77-year-old male COVID-19 patient has passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 202.   The patient was admitted to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on July 20 last year for isolation treatment.   His condition deteriorated and he was transferred to the hospital's intensive care unit on July 27.   After treatment, the patient's antibody test result for COVID-19 was positive and he was released from an isolation order by the Department of Health on August 28.   Due to underlying diseases, he continued to stay in the hospital and was then transferred to Grantham Hospital's Tuberculosis & Chest Medical Unit on March 22 for further treatment.   The patient's condition continued to deteriorate and he passed away this afternoon.
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