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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

Cultural body board chair reappointed

The Government announced that Chief Executive Carrie Lam has reappointed Henry Tang as Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.   His appointment is for another two years starting October 1 and the notice was gazetted today.   Mrs Lam said the West Kowloon Cultural District has seen remarkable progress in the past two years, establishing itself as a new cultural landmark in the city.   She pointed out that in addition to the Xiqu Centre, Freespace and the Art Park, two world-class museums, the M+ Museum and the Hong Kong Palace Museum, will open in the near future.   “I have every confidence that under Mr Tang’s capable leadership, the West Kowloon Cultural District will be playing a key part in Hong Kong’s development as a hub for arts and cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world, a goal set out in the National 14th Five-Year Plan.”   The board is responsible for the planning, development, operation and maintenance of the West Kowloon Cultural District’s arts and cultural facilities and related facilities.
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