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38 teachers commended

Acting Chief Executive Paul Chan presented the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence to 15 teachers at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre today.   Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung presented the Certificate of Merit to 23 teachers.   Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Chan expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the awarded teachers and thanked them for their dedicated efforts in education.   He encouraged teachers to actively participate in exchange activities with the Mainland and explained that through observation and exchanges, they could explore ways to improve teaching professionalism with outstanding senior teachers on the Mainland.   They can also use these opportunities to strengthen their understanding of the country’s politics, economy, society, history and culture, and then share their knowledge gained with colleagues and students, Mr Chan added.   There was a total of 121 and 104 nominations for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 awards.  

5.78m vaccine doses given

About 5,787,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 3,292,400 people receiving their first dose and around 2,495,400 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,288,900 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,003,600 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,002,400 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 1,493,000 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 68,800 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   About 12,900 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 11,700 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 23,500 people received their first dose and around 20,700 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 96%, while it is about 98% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 6,600 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 41,600 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 13 people were sent to hospitals.
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