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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

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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