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It is a pleasure to be here with you today, especially after an accident that has reminded me of the importance of staying vigilant even in relatively peaceful times. Continuously enhancing competitiveness despite good business is also a theme I wish to harp on in today's speech.   Some of you may recall that I last spoke to you in November 2018. That was into the second year of my tenure, witnessing the celebration of the 40th anniversary of our nation's reform and opening up, and the consecutive opening of two major pieces of cross-boundary transport infrastructure - the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All seemed bright and well. And then we all have some frightening memories of what Hong Kong had gone through in the following two years. Few would disagree that it has been a very challenging period for Hong Kong, particularly with the riots in the latter half of 2019 during which some banks were

Vaccination event held for seniors

With joint efforts from local organisations in Kowloon City, 205 elderly people in the district participated in a COVID-19 vaccination event at Hung Hom Community Hall today.   The participants attended a health talk on COVID-19 vaccines while a medical practitioner was on site to administer the Sinovac jab to the seniors who opted to get vaccinated.        Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip took part in the event to show his support for the elderly.   Mr Nip said: "A one-stop service covering a health talk, medical consultation and on-site COVID-19 vaccination has been provided in various districts. The vaccinations were smooth and safe and some of the vaccine recipients were in their 90s.   “Under the threat posed by mutant strains, elderly who are not vaccinated will be subject to the extremely high risk of getting seriously ill and death from COVID-19 infection," he added.        The community vaccination centres will continue to provide the first dose of the vaccination service to the public this month and next month.   Eligible people who wish to receive vaccination can collect same-day tickets without prior bookings as long as there are quotas for vaccination at the centres.        Meanwhile, COVID-19 vaccination stations in Queen Mary Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Tuen Mun Hospital have commenced operation to enable patients visiting the hospitals for follow-up appointments and visitors to receive vaccination without prior booking.
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