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HK urged to support breastfeeding

Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan today appealed for cross-sectoral collaboration in promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding to mark World Breastfeeding Week 2021.   To support breastfeeding in Hong Kong, the Government has enacted laws including the extension of statutory paternity leave to five days, extension of statutory maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks, and amendments to the Sex Discrimination Ordinance which prohibits discrimination and harassment towards breastfeeding women.   The Department of Health also began procedures in March this year to pursue the designation of five more Maternal & Child Health Centres to support and facilitate breastfeeding.   The "Breastfeeding GPS" mobile app, which contains the latest information of over 430 baby care rooms to help parents locate breastfeeding facilities all over Hong Kong was launched in September last year.   The Government has also been promoting and supporting breastfeeding thro

113k people vaccinated

Around 113,500 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with about 110,500 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 3,000 people receiving their first dose of the Comirnaty vaccine, the Government announced.   About 8,700 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   The overall percentage of people who booked and received the Sinovac vaccine at the eight community vaccination centres is about 64%.   As of midnight, seven people were sent to hospital for treatment.
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