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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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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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