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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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Private doctors order 170k jabs

As of today, more than 1,200 doctors joining the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme have approached the Department of Health to place orders for more than 170,000 doses of vaccine.   The department said the programme has been running smoothly since its launch. It started distributing the Sinovac vaccine to private doctors and clinics participating in the programme under the Vaccination Subsidy Scheme on March 1.   Around 160,000 doses of vaccine have been delivered to doctors' clinics and about 53,000 citizens have received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine from private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   The department has completed over 1,500 doctors’ enrolment applications, involving more than 2,100 clinics.   The list of participating private doctors and clinics that have made vaccine orders has been uploaded here.   People can choose and make an appointment for vaccination directly with a private doctor or clinic under the programme without going through the Government online booking system.    The public can also learn more about the Sinovac vaccine by reading this fact sheet and visiting the designated webpage.
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