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FS paves way to green, digital future

A number of initiatives and measures aimed at accelerating high-quality development were announced in today’s 2024-25 Budget, with the Government emphasising a move towards a green future and digitalisation.   Explaining that high-quality development spurs ongoing economic innovation and growth whilst conserving the natural environment, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said Hong Kong must pursue opportunities through leveraging its advantages under “one country, two systems”, namely those of enjoying strong support at a national level and being closely connected to other parts of the world.   He stressed that green development involves huge business opportunities and financing needs, as governments and businesses around the world pursue carbon neutrality and green transformation. In addition, he said digitalisation has become a new driving force for economic development, empowering enterprises to enhance efficiency, boost their competitiveness and achieve new growth.   Introdu

8.72m vaccine doses administered

About 8,727,700 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,507,000 people receiving their first dose and around 4,220,700 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,634,400 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,872,600 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,528,700 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,692,100 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 12,700 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 1,000 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 2,100 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 2,400 people received their first dose and around 7,200 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 87% for the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, six people were sent to hospital.

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