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Policy Address measures highlighted

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau today briefed members of the Trade & Industry Advisory Board on initiatives related to commerce and trade in the 2021 Policy Address.   Mr Yau said the Policy Address focuses on integration into national development and states that the developments of Hong Kong and the nation are closely related.   While the nation is the major growth engine and driving force for the global economy, the 14th Five-Year Plan, the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Qianhai plan, the economic development pattern of not only greater domestic circulation but also domestic and international dual circulation, as well as the Belt & Road Initiative have brought unlimited opportunities for enterprises and professional services providers in Hong Kong.   The city must seize these opportunities and leverage its advantages, Mr Yau noted.   During the meeting, the commerce chief stressed that Hong

Priority groups get vaccinated

The Government today arranged around 200 people in the vaccination priority groups to receive their COVID-19 jabs at the Community Vaccination Centre in the Central Library’s Exhibition Gallery.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip, together with Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan and Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan, visited the vaccination centre.   Mr Nip said those who took part today could encourage others to get vaccinated early, with a view to protecting themselves and others.   The vaccination is free of charge. Those in the priority groups who have made reservations can get inoculated at five community vaccination centres and 18 Hospital Authority general outpatient clinics from February 26.   Private doctors participating in the vaccination programme will also administer the Sinovac vaccine for priority groups in early March.
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