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Xia Baolong begins HK visit

CPC Central Committee Hong Kong & Macao Work Office Director and State Council Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office Director Xia Baolong today arrived in Hong Kong for a seven-day inspection visit.   Upon his arrival at Hong Kong International Airport this morning, Mr Xia toured the Integrated Airport Centre in the company of Chief Executive John Lee, Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki and Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) Chairman Jack So.   Mr Xia was updated by Secretary for Transport & Logistics Lam Sai-hung and AAHK Chief Executive Officer Fred Lam, on the developments of the aviation industry and the latest situation of Hong Kong's development as an international aviation and cargo hub. Mr Xia also inspected the operation of autonomous vehicles at the airport.   In the afternoon, he had an engagement session with Principal Officials and Permanent Secretaries of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government led by Mr Lee.   At another engagement ses

7.63m vaccine jabs administered

About 7,637,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,162,100 people receiving their first dose and around 3,475,600 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,527,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,634,300 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,298,900 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,176,700 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 49,200 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 5,800 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 9,200 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 16,200 people received their first dose and around 18,000 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine and the BioNTech one at community vaccination centres is about 96%.   As of 8pm, about 1,900 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 8,800 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 14 people were sent to hospitals.
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