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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 to co-host National Games

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today welcomed the State Council's agreement for Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau to host the 15th National Games in 2025.   Mrs Lam said after the city has achieved its best results in history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Hong Kong co-hosting the National Games in 2025 is a significant move that will promote Hong Kong's sports development.   She also thanked the central government for its trust and support.   Mrs Lam added that the three places jointly hosting the National Games is very meaningful and in line with the goal of building a bay area for leisure and shaping a healthy bay area as presented in the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.   The Chief Executive said with the Kai Tak Sports Park to be commissioned in 2023 and the Hong Kong Velodrome and other sports facilities, the foundation is in place for Hong Kong to take part in the hosting of the National Games.   The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will spare no effort to work closely with the relevant ministries of the central government, Guangdong and Macau on preparatory work and follow the central authorities' requirement of simple, safe and wonderful in conducting the Games, she added.   The National Games, held once every four years, is the nation's highest level and largest national mega sports event. The 14th National Games will be held in Shaanxi in September.
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