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13 building plans approved in Nov

The Buildings Department approved 13 building plans in November - two on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and five in the New Territories.   Of the approved plans, eight were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, two for commercial developments, one for factory and industrial developments, and two for community services developments.   Consent was given for works to start on 11 building projects which will provide 210,471 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 2,595 units and 83,060 sq m for non-domestic use.   Additionally, the department received notification of commencement of superstructure works for nine building projects.   The department also issued 16 occupation permits - three on Hong Kong Island, five in Kowloon and eight in the New Territories.   Buildings certified for occupation have 53,034 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 1,355 units and 168,627 sq m for non-domestic use. http://dlvr.it/Sh3Dtw

422k BioNTech jabs arrive

The latest shipment of about 422,000 doses of the BioNTech vaccine, filled and finished at a plant in Baxter, Germany, arrived in Hong Kong today as arranged by Fosun Pharma.   In this shipment, 134,550 doses are packaged in six-dose vials while the rest are in five-dose vials.   The Secretary for Food & Health has approved the revised information on product labels, the package insert and patient information. The Department of Health will arrange a briefing on the updates for all community vaccination centre operators.   Staff carried out stringent checks and inspections to ensure the vaccine complies with the product specifications and that the transportation process followed the relevant cold-chain requirements.   The Government will put the vaccine in validated ultra-low temperature freezers to ensure its proper storage in accordance with the temperature specified by the drug manufacturer.
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