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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

10k vaccinated by private doctors

Around 10,000 citizens have received the Sinovac vaccine through private doctors as at 4pm, the Department of Health announced today.   The department explained that starting March 1, it has been distributing the first batch of the Sinovac vaccines to private doctors and clinics participating in the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.   The relevant private doctors and clinics began providing vaccination to the public from March 2.   So far about 1,350 private doctors have joined the vaccination programme.   The list of private doctors and clinics who have placed orders for the vaccines has been uploaded on the programme’s website and will be updated in a timely manner.   The department said the Government will strive to ensure private doctors are provided with sufficient vaccine doses to meet the public’s needs.   It also noted that it will co-ordinate the delivery of the vaccines and monitor the usage situation.
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