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HK marathon gets 'M' Mark

The Major Sports Events Committee today announced that it has awarded the "M" Mark status to the 25th Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon to be held on February 12.   The committee's Chairman Wilfred Ng said the event will add colour and vibrancy to Hong Kong, like all other "M" Mark events.   “The 'M' Mark events showcase Hong Kong's capability to host world-class events and enhance Hong Kong's position as a centre for major international sports activities.   “These events also allow the general public to enjoy and participate in high-level competitions and nurture a sustainable sporting culture in the community,” he added.   Launched in 2004, the "M" Mark system aims to help local national sports associations organise more major international sports events and nurture them into sustainable undertakings. http://dlvr.it/Sj0HBF

2.59m vaccine doses administered

About 2,598,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,503,500 people receiving their first dose and about 1,094,600 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 654,500 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 848,900 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 463,000 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 631,600 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 11,900 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 5,500 people received their second dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 19,500 people received their first dose and about 13,500 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%, the same as that of the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 9,500 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 15,800 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 14 people were sent to hospitals.
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