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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

8.27m COVID-19 jabs given

About 8,278,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,376,100 people receiving their first dose and around 3,902,300 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,589,300 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,786,800 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,429,200 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,473,100 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 30,700 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 3,300 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 7,400 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 5,400 people received their first dose and around 14,700 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 94% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 900 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 4,200 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, six people were sent to hospitals.
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