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'Silver economy' panel set up

The Commerce & Economic Development Bureau today established the Advisory Panel on Silver Economy and convened its first meeting with the aim of initiating research on the development of Hong Kong’s growing elderly population as a consumer segment.    Chairing the panel, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Algernon Yau said the elderly demographic was emerging as an important part of the city’s economy.    He highlighted that many products and services designed to enhance the quality of life enjoyed by elderly residents are spurring growth and business opportunities.    Mr Yau added that promoting such products and services can help to foster the development of the so-called silver economy and unleash business potential in the elderly market, whilst also catering to the aspirations and needs of elderly people. He said this would be the advisory panel’s focus.     At today’s meeting, the panel endorsed its terms of reference, reviewed statistics relating to

330K receive COVID-19 jab

Around 330,600 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with about 224,600 receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 106,000 their first dose of the BioNTech jab, the Government announced.   About 26,300 people received their first vaccine dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them, around 11,300 received the Sinovac vaccine and about 15,000 the BioNTech one.   The overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at eight community vaccination centres is about 86%, while around 95% have received the BioNTech jab at 19 centres.   As of midnight, 12 people were sent to the hospital for treatment.
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