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Rules for vaccinated staff relaxed

The Government today announced its decision to maintain the current social distancing measures and specified that premises' staff who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course will not be required to undergo regular testing.   The Food & Health Bureau pointed out that the number of local confirmed cases has declined to a lower level.   However, it explained that to continue containing the spread of the disease and to strive for zero case as soon as possible, taking into account the pressure for potential rebound of the epidemic brought by earlier relaxation of social distancing measures and the frequent gatherings among the public during the long holiday, the existing social distancing measures must be maintained for two more weeks.   Noting that the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been smoothly implemented for a while, the bureau said some staff of the catering business premises or scheduled premises have completed the vaccination course, ie after 14 days following

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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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