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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

8.64m vaccine doses administered

About 8,646,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,480,600 people receiving their first dose and around 4,165,700 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,626,500 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,854,100 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,511,900 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,653,900 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 23,600 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 2,900 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 6,700 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 4,900 people received their first dose and around 9,100 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 95%, while it is about 93% for the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, one person was sent to hospital.
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