CHINA Over 500,000 people given first COVID-19 vaccine shot in Hong Kong

CHINA

Over 500,000 people given first COVID-19 vaccine shot in Hong Kong

Xinhua

18:34, April 07, 2021

HONG KONG, April 7 (Xinhua) - About 502,500 Hong Kong residents have taken the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, official data showed.

People queue outside a vaccination center for BioNTech in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Hong Kong have resumed administering the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech in the city on Monday, following a 12-day suspension after packaging defects were detected in a batch of the shots. (Photo: CFP)

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has said some 113,000 people have been fully vaccinated under the mass inoculation program starting on Feb. 26.

Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection reported eight new confirmed cases on Wednesday, including two untraceable local infections. There were also 10 preliminary positive cases, mostly imported.

The COVID-19 tally stood at 11,539 in Hong Kong.

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