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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

HK athlete wins Paralympic bronze

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today congratulated Hong Kong table tennis player Wong Ting-ting who won a bronze medal in the Women's Singles TT11 event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.   It is the first medal claimed by the Hong Kong, China Delegation at the Tokyo Paralympics.   Mrs Lam said that Miss Wong made her debut at the competitions marvellously and outperformed veteran players.   “We are delighted and thrilled. Given her strong will and exceptional talent, I believe that she will reach new heights of sporting glory.”   The Chief Executive noted that other Hong Kong athletes also performed at their best in various competitions at the Paralympics Games in the past few days, which is laudable, adding that she and members of the public will continue to support Hong Kong athletes by watching TV broadcasts.   Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui also sent his congratulations to Miss Wong on her medal win, saying she has strived to maintain high standards of excellence and achieved an excellent result with her mastery of the sport.   Miss Wong currently ranks second in Class TT11 in Asia. She took home a silver medal in the Women's Singles TT11 event at the 2019 INAS Global Games.   To demonstrate full support for Hong Kong athletes participating in the Tokyo Paralympic Games, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) deployed two production crews by reallocating resources to cover the events in Japan to report on the latest news of Hong Kong athletes.   In addition to the opening and closing ceremonies, RTHK is also broadcasting live no less than 100 hours of competitions, including those of Hong Kong athletes.   It is also producing two hours of Paralympics highlights every day with instant sign language interpretation and bilingual broadcasting as well as an Urdu dubbed version, which will be provided to other local television stations.   The Chief Executive commended the public broadcaster's efforts to broadcast the Paralympic Games, allowing more people to cheer for Hong Kong athletes, sustaining the atmosphere of supporting sports development in society and enhancing care for athletes with disabilities in the community.
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