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CE mourns Tong Wai-ki

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Hong Kong Taoist Association Chairman Tong Wai-ki.   She said Mr Tong was held in high regard, adding that he had been committed to promoting the Taoist religion and Chinese culture and actively participated in social services and charitable activities, making significant contributions over the years.   He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2013.   "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Tong. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family and the Taoist community," Mrs Lam noted.   Acting Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Nip also expressed deep condolences over the passing of Mr Tong.   He commended Mr Tong for dedicating his life in promoting the Taoist religion and uniting the Taoist community while actively participating in charitable services and talent nurturing. http://dlvr.it/SHNxwp

2m vaccine doses administered

About 2,010,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,193,600 people receiving their first dose and about 816,700 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 515,100 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 678,500 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 376,900 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 439,800 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 5,200 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 4,400 people received their second dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 7,800 people received their first dose at community vaccination centres (CVCs) and about 8,400 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is about 96%, the same as for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 3,800 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 8,400 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, six people were sent to hospitals.
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