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Health chief visits Eastern Hospital

Secretary for Health Prof Lo Chung-mau today visited Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital to get an update on the service of public hospitals.        He toured the hospital’s specialist outpatient clinic, medical ward, accident and emergency department and hyperbaric oxygen therapy centre, followed by a meeting with its management and frontline healthcare staff to learn about the service demands and manpower deployment.        Prof Lo said: "Having gone through the anti-epidemic work in the past three years, Hong Kong is on the road to full normalcy. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all healthcare staff for their efforts in performing duties and working tirelessly amidst immense work pressure to safeguard the city's healthcare system.”            Noting that Hong Kong will see a sharp rise in the number of travellers with the full resumption of normal travel with the Mainland, Prof Lo said the Government will closely monitor the development of the CO

177k people vaccinated

Around 177,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with about 149,200 receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 27,800 their first dose of the Comirnaty jab, the Government announced.   About 14,200 people received their first vaccine dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them, around 8,500 received the Sinovac vaccine and about 5,700 the Comirnaty one.   The overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at eight community vaccination centres is about 75%, while around 91% have received the Comirnaty jab at seven centres.   As of midnight, four people were sent to hospital for treatment.
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