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1.7m vaccine doses given

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About 1,704,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,055,500 people receiving their first dose and about 648,900 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 473,200 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 582,400 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 338,200 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 310,700 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 4,900 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 3,300 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 1,600 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 4,000 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 2,800 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,200 people through private doctors and clinics.   Fo

2 vaccination cases reported

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The Department of Health said as of 4pm today, in the past 24 hours, it received two reports from the Hospital Authority of deaths with suspected serious adverse events with history of COVID-19 vaccination within 14 days.   One of the cases involved a 58-year-old woman who complained of chest pain and shortness of breath on May 7 and attended a hospital for treatment. Hospital examination revealed she had aortic dissection and she passed away this morning.   The woman received a dose of the BioNTech vaccine at a community vaccination centre on May 1 and there was no record that she complained of feeling unwell during observation there.   The other case involved a 61-year-old man who was found collapsed at his workplace on the night of May 7 and was admitted to a hospital. Hospital examination revealed he had ventricular fibrillation and he passed away that night.   The man received a dose of the BioNTech vaccine at a community vaccination centre on May 5 and there was no record

5 COVID-19 cases identified

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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating five additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   They involve one man and four women aged between one and 40 who arrived from Indonesia and Spain.   A total of 74 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, including 15 local cases, of which one has an unknown infection source.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage. http://dlvr.it/RzKGYG

1.66m vaccine doses administered

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About 1,662,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,038,300 people receiving their first dose and about 623,800 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 468,200 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 570,100 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 334,200 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 289,600 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 5,400 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 2,500 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 2,900 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 3,500 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 1,900 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,600 people through private doctors and clinics.   Fo

District Council vacancies gazetted

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Three vacant elected seats in the Kowloon City, Tsuen Wan and Sai Kung District Council were gazetted today.   The To Kwa Wan South Constituency seat in Kowloon City became vacant as the Court of First Instance of the High Court ruled on March 25 that elected member Lee Hin-long was not duly elected.   Meanwhile, the seats in Ma Wan Constituency in Tsuen Wan and Kwan Po Constituency in Sai Kung became vacant from April 20 and May 1 following the resignation of elected members Tam Hoi-pong and Lai Ming-chak. http://dlvr.it/RzFcr6

Wan Chai promenade further opens

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The Wan Chai promenade connecting Tamar in Admiralty and the Convention & Exhibition Centre further opened today, adding a child-friendly green space along the Wan Chai waterfront, the Development Bureau announced.   The promenade, located on a reclaimed land of the Wan Chai Development Phase II project, is one of the 13 works projects under the $6.5 billion dedicated funding for harbourfront enhancement.   The promenade on the waterfront, with a length of about 560 metres and a width of about 6 metres, was opened in October 2019 and connects the harbourfront area of Central and Wan Chai.   It is part of the Victoria Harbour promenade, which has a total length of 5.5km and is by far the longest promenade in Hong Kong.   The bureau said the newly opened space of 7,800 sq m is largely a lawn for strolling and playing and that it also provides pavilions with various designs, tables, chairs and topography landscaping that allow visitors to relax and enjoy Victoria Harbour’s pan

Chai Wan restricted area set

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The Government today made a restriction-testing declaration for a residential building in Chai Wan as a preliminary positive case was detected there.   The case was found in Fung Hing House, Hing Wah (II) Estate, Chai Wan and involves a mutant strain of COVID-19.   The Government decided to make the declaration after the test result was positive, as the risk of infection in the building may be higher.   The declaration for the building took effect from 9pm and aims to be finished by about 7am tomorrow. People in the area subject to compulsory testing will need to be tested by 2am.   They will be arranged to undergo a nucleic acid test at the temporary specimen collection stations set up there, where staff will collect samples through combined nasal and throat swabs.   The Government will arrange door-to-door specimen collection for people with impaired mobility and seniors.   Diploma of Secondary Education candidates in the restricted area who need to sit for the examinatio