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Bay area exam creates opportunities

I am delighted to learn that the inaugural Greater Bay Area Legal Professional Examination was held successfully in Hong Kong today. I am truly grateful to the Ministry of Justice for its policy on implementing the Greater Area Bay exam and related training, and its dedicated efforts all along.   The bay area exam, originally scheduled to be held earlier this year, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry then decided to set up new examination venues in Hong Kong in addition to those in Shenzhen and Zhuhai, and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Justice for the department to co-ordinate with the Hong Kong Examinations & Assessment Authority to handle examination-related work. Such arrangement has brought great convenience to Hong Kong candidates.   Thanks to the ministry’s staunch support all along, the bay area exam was set up in response to the suggestions and aspirations of the Hong Kong legal sector. It will no doubt provide an exten

1.45m COVID-19 jabs administered

About 1,454,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 936,400 people receiving their first dose and about 518,000 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 434,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 501,600 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 315,500 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 202,500 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 4,500 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 3,800 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 700 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 4,800 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 4,500 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 300 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 15,500 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 15,700 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 97%, the same as the BioNTech vaccine.   As of 8pm, about 6,300 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 26,400 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 11 people were sent to hospitals.
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