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8.4m jab doses given

About 8,405,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,412,500 people receiving their first dose and around 3,992,500 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,600,300 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,812,300 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,455,600 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,536,900 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 24,900 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 3,200 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 6,900 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 4,300 people received their first dose and around 10,500 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 96% while it is about 91% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, ab

Financial forum members reappointed

The Government announced today that Financial Secretary Paul Chan has reappointed 10 serving members to the Financial Leaders Forum and their appointments are from August 18, 2021 to June 30, 2022.   Mr Chan said: "I am confident that with the knowledge, expertise and vast experience of members, the Financial Leaders Forum will continue to provide constructive advice on consolidating Hong Kong's role as an international financial centre and promoting the long-term development of our financial services industry."   He also paid tribute to outgoing member David Wong for his contributions over the past two years.   Established in August 2017, the Financial Leaders Forum is a high-level platform comprising top leaders from the financial community and key financial regulators.   It is an institutional set-up underpinning the Government’s vision in playing an active leading role in policymaking and on matters relating to monetary stability, financial safety and regulation to reinforce Hong Kong's position as an international financial centre.
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