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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

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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