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Drivers given online option for permits

Members of the public can now apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) through an online service launched today by the Transport Department.   Users of “iAM Smart+” or eligible applicants holding a valid personal digital certificate may apply online via the GovHK website and receive their IDP by post, without the need to visit a licensing office in person.   If the submitted documents and photograph are in order, the department will normally send successful applicants their IDP by registered post within 10 working days of the online application being made.   The department reminded those who plan to drive outside of Hong Kong to allow sufficient time for the IDP applications to be processed.   Citizens may continue to submit IDP applications by visiting licensing offices in person. Appointments can be booked online or by calling 3763 8080 to save queuing time.   Drivers may also send in their IDP applications by post or via the drop-in boxes placed at licensi

2.05m vaccine jabs administered

About 2,050,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,213,100 people receiving their first dose and about 837,100 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 521,900 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 691,200 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 383,600 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 453,600 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 4,000 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 4,700 people received their second dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.    For the BioNTech vaccine, about 6,600 people received their first dose at community vaccination centres (CVCs) and about 8,200 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is about 96%, while for the BioNTech one it is about 97%.   As of 8pm, about 4,400 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 8,500 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, seven people were sent to hospitals.
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