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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

490k vaccine doses administered

About 490,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 304,600 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 34,300 people getting their second dose.   About 151,300 people have received the BioNTech vaccine so far.   Around 5,400 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, some 3,500 people received the jabs at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs) while about 1,900 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 9,700 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 5,300 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 4,400 through private doctors and clinics.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at the eight CVCs is about 94%.   As of 8pm, about 3,500 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online in the past 24 hours.   As of midnight, four people were sent to hospital.
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