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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

Suspected adverse case probed

The Department of Health said it received a report from the Hospital Authority tonight regarding a suspected serious adverse event following COVID-19 vaccination.   The case involved a 63-year-old man with chronic and respiratory diseases. He received the COVID-19 jab at Kwun Chung Sports Centre Community Vaccination Centre in Jordan on February 26.   He sought treatment from Queen Elizabeth Hospital due shortness of breath at around 1.30am on February 28 and was preliminarily diagnosed with bronchitis. He was hospitalised at around 3am but his condition deterioriated and passed away at around 6am.   The department said it immediately contacted the authority to obtain more information for investigation and evaluation, adding the causal relationship with the vaccination could not be ascertained at the moment.   The department will pass the case to the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation for causality assessment, and the assessment result will be released.
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