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Patrick Nip visits AXA

Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip today visited AXA Hong Kong & Macau to view the administering of COVID-19 vaccines.   About 360 staff and agents of the enterprise will receive either a Sinovac or BioNTech vaccine during a two-day outreach vaccination service by the Government.   Mr Nip said the Government welcomes enterprises to join hands with it in promoting the Early Vaccination for All campaign and encourages their employees to support the vaccination programme to protect the health of themselves, colleagues and clients.   He also hoped that people who get vaccinated will encourage their families and friends to do the same as a way to help build an immune barrier in Hong Kong.   He called on the public to get vaccinated as early as possible, noting that the vaccination programme is already offering more quotas for people to make bookings, and same-day tickets for vaccinations will be distributed to seniors aged 70 or above starting tomorrow.   Elderly peop

Dinner saga should conclude: CE

(To watch the full media session with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The three senior officials who breached the group gathering regulation after attending a dinner at a scheduled premise have discharged their responsibility by paying the relevant fines.   Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the statement before attending the Executive Council meeting this morning.   Mrs Lam said the officers concerned were issued fixed penalty tickets under Hong Kong Laws Cap 599G because they breached gathering rules.   However, they have paid the fines and hence have no more legal responsibility under the public health regulation, she said.   Mrs Lam also dismissed suggestions the officials concerned blatantly breached government regulations, saying there is no definition of what constitutes a lavish dinner.   The Chief Secretary and the Secretary for Security, who are the supervisors of these officials at various levels, held the same view, she noted.  
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