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New harbourfront space opens

The Development Bureau announced that the Pierside Precinct near Wan Chai Ferry Pier further opened today, providing a nostalgic harbourfront leisure space with a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour for the public.   Being the 12th harbourfront leisure space that opened since October last year, the newly opened area is located to the east of the ferry pier on a harbour site reclaimed for the construction of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass.   The bureau said under the incremental approach, a 180-metre-long promenade of the precinct opened earlier in March, followed by the opening of a further 80m in October.   With an area of about 4,600 sq m, the newly opened part has almost doubled the precinct's original space.   In contrast to the colourful cartoon style adopted at other harbourfront sites opened earlier in Western District and Wan Chai, the precinct mainly comprises simple fair-faced concrete and wooden structures.   It features a stylish touch with its clear and rectiline

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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