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Rural voter registration opens

The voter registration campaign for the 2021 Rural Representative Election opened today.   Those eligible should sign up by July 16, the Home Affairs Department said.   There are three types of rural representatives - Indigenous Inhabitant Representatives, Resident Representatives and Kaifong Representatives.   Indigenous Inhabitant Representatives are returned by indigenous inhabitants, their spouses or surviving spouses of an indigenous or composite indigenous village.   They reflect indigenous inhabitants’ views on village affairs, and deal with affairs relating to indigenous inhabitants’ lawful traditional rights and interests and the traditional way of life.   Resident Representatives are returned by both indigenous and non-indigenous inhabitants living in an existing village. They reflect views on village affairs on behalf of the residents.   Kaifong Representatives, returned by Cheung Chau or Peng Chau residents, reflect residents’ views on the two market towns’ affa

1.53m COVID-19 jabs administered

About 1,529,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 971,900 people receiving their first dose and about 557,600 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 445,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 526,100 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 322,600 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 235,000 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 7,000 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 3,200 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 3,800 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 2,500 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 2,000 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 600 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 12,700 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 15,300 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 94%, while it is 97% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 4,300 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 17,300 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, six people were sent to hospitals.
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