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More HZMB private car quotas set

The governments of Hong Kong and Macau have agreed to increase the regular quotas for Hong Kong cross-boundary non-commercial private cars using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to Macau, the Transport Department announced today.   The decision was made to enhance traffic flow between Hong Kong and Macau, better utilising the bridge, the department said.   It will increase the Hong Kong quota by 1,000, following the earlier quota allocation of 1,800 for Hong Kong.   The additional quota will be distributed in two phases from the second quarter.   Half of the additional 1,000 quota allocations is for company applicants and the other half is for individual applicants. The quotas are valid for no more than three years. The eligibility criteria of quota applications remains the same.   Private cars allocated with Hong Kong quotas will be permitted to access the city of Macau multiple times using the bridge.   The Hong Kong quota allotments will be re-allocated upon expiry thro

1.7m vaccine doses given

About 1,704,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,055,500 people receiving their first dose and about 648,900 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 473,200 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 582,400 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 338,200 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 310,700 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 4,900 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 community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 1,600 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 4,000 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 2,800 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,200 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 12,200 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 20,900 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 96%, and that for the BioNTech one is 97%.   As of 8pm, about 2,700 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 8,600 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 16 people were sent to hospitals.
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