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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

5.46m vaccine jabs given

About 5,464,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 3,132,700 people receiving their first dose and around 2,332,100 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,238,500 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 1,894,200 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 948,700 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 1,383,400 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 63,100 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   About 10,200 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 11,400 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 22,700 people received their first dose and about 18,800 people got their second dose   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac and the BioNTech vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%.   As of 8pm, about 3,800 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 21,400 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 15 people were sent to hospitals.
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