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National Games office established

The Culture, Sports & Tourism Bureau announced today the setting up of a co-ordination office to carry out planning and implementation work for the upcoming National Games, National Games for Persons with Disabilities and National Special Olympic Games.   The National Games Coordination Office, led by three senior directorate officers, will work closely with the governments of Guangdong and the Macao Special Administration Region to co-organise the 15th National Games.            The State Council announced in August 2021 that the 15th National Games are to be co-hosted in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau in 2025, the first time Hong Kong will have co-hosted the National Games.   The three locations will also co-host the 12th National Games for Persons with Disabilities and the 9th National Special Olympic Games after the 15th National Games are held.        The Hong Kong SAR Organising Committee of the 15th National Games was formed in May, with the Chief Executive a

8.6m jab doses administered

About 8,600,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,465,800 people receiving their first dose and around 4,135,000 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,620,000 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,845,800 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,498,500 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,636,500 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 26,700 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 4,100 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 7,100 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 4,300 people received their first dose and around 11,200 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 91% for the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, five people were sent to hospital.
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