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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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544k vaccine doses given

About 544,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 323,800 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 68,900 people getting their second dose.   About 151,300 people have received the BioNTech vaccine so far.   Around 3,600 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 3,300 people received the jab at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 300 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 9,100 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 7,400 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,700 people through private doctors and clinics.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is about 96%.   As of 8pm, about 3,200 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 42,300 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech vaccine.   As of midnight, one man was sent to hospital.
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