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Youth commission meets

Chief Secretary John Lee today chaired the Youth Development Commission's ninth meeting where members welcomed the new youth development initiatives and the direction of reorganising the Government structure to foster and support youth development in the 2021 Policy Address.   The commission will actively follow up on the Chief Executive’s invitation to explore the introduction of a new funding scheme to subsidise eligible non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to organise projects that are conducive to nurturing young people's positive thinking.   It will roll out a new thematic funding scheme on outdoor adventure training activities for more NGOs to provide systematic and quality outdoor adventure training activities for young people.   Members were also briefed on the latest progress of the Funding Scheme for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme, as well as the details of relevant Polic

2.89m vaccine jabs given

About 2,891,700 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,707,900 people receiving their first dose and around 1,183,700 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 749,700 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 958,200 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 492,900 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 690,900 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 14,300 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 4,700 people received their second dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 21,700 people received their first dose and about 13,300 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%, while it is 98% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 7,000 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 17,800 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 13 people were sent to hospitals.
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