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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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162k people vaccinated

Around 162,100 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with about 140,700 receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 21,400 their first dose of the Comirnaty jab, the Government announced.   About 16,200 people received their first vaccine dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them, around 9,500 received the Sinovac vaccine and about 6,700 the Comirnaty one.   The overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at eight community vaccination centres is about 72%, while around 90% have received the Comirnaty jab at seven centres.   As of midnight, eight people were sent to hospital for treatment.
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