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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

13 COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 13 additional COVID-19 cases, of which two are locally transmitted.   The new cases involve four males and nine females aged between one and 75.   The two local infections are epidemiologically linked with local cases. One of them lives in Block 3 of Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun where confirmed cases were detected recently.   The 11 imported cases arrived from Pakistan, Indonesia, India and the Philippines.   A total of 135 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 27 local ones, of which 10 have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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