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Government announces latest arrangements of COVID-19 vaccination venues

     The Government announced today (September 22) that four additional COVID-19 vaccination stations will be set up on September 30, while three Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) will be closed on the same day so as to further improve the distribution network of vaccination venues in various districts and provide more convenient vaccination services to the public. The details are as follows:
 
(1) Lai Chi Kok Park Community Vaccination Station (CVS) will be set up to provide Sinovac vaccination services to persons aged 6 months or above. The CVS is located at the open space off the Lai Chi Kok Park Swimming Pool. It will operate from 9am to 6pm daily from September 30. Online reservations will be available from 9am tomorrow (September 23). Persons aged 60 or above can collect a same-day ticket to receive vaccination on the spot.
 
(2) The following three Private Clinic COVID-19 Vaccination Stations will be set up to provide Sinovac (for persons aged 6 months or above) and BioNTech (for persons aged 12 or above) vaccination services from September 30. Online reservations will also be available from 9am tomorrow. Persons aged 60 or above may obtain a same-day ticket for vaccination without an appointment.
 

  • Chi Lok Fa Yuen, Tuen Mun (Mediheart);
  • Kornhill Plaza Office Tower, 1 Kornhill Road, Quarry Bay (Dr Chong Wan Yip and Associates); and
  • Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central (Marina Medical).

(3) The CVCs at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre, Leighton Centre and the Hong Kong Spinners Industrial Building will operate until noon on September 30.
 
     The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mrs Ingrid Yeung, said, "The Lai Chi Kok Park CVS is well equipped and in compliance with the strict requirements in terms of ventilation, electricity and hygiene, and it is suitable for providing vaccination services. We have conducted a series of enhancement works at the CVS, including the addition of a platform and an overhead cover, and a ramp for easy access of wheelchairs to provide a more comfortable vaccination environment for members of the public."

     The CVS is retrofitted from two containers. One of the containers is for handling registrations of members of the public receiving vaccination. The other one is for the administration of vaccine, with three vaccination booths. The resting room is set up at a sports centre nearby.
 
     "The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been launched for a year and a half. We will adopt a more flexible and more cost-effective strategy to work with private medical organisations and make good use of different venues to set up vaccination stations at locations with convenient transportation or high patronage to expand the service network and cater for the public's demand for vaccination," she said.
 
     "We plan to set up by phases additional CVSs in Wong Tai Sin, North Point and Yuen Long after the Lai Chi Kok Park CVS commences its operation."
 
     Mrs Yeung expressed gratitude to Hysan Development for donating the containers previously used for the Caroline Hill Road Pop-up CVC for being retrofitted for use at the Lai Chi Kok Park CVS, as well as for providing Leighton Centre as a COVID-19 vaccination venue free of charge. At the same time, she also thanked the Fung Group for providing the Hong Kong Spinners Industrial Building as a venue for COVID-19 vaccination at no cost so as to enable more people to receive early protection conferred by the vaccine.
 
     She added that the Government will continue to work with members and organisations of local communities, step up efforts to explain the benefits of vaccination to elderly persons and parents, and adopt a multi-pronged approach to encourage the public, in particular the elderly and children, to receive suitable doses of COVID-19 vaccine on time.
 
     The designated website for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme (www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/programme) provides the latest information including details on vaccination venues, reservation and enquiry hotlines. Members of the public can make reservations for vaccination services for free through the booking system on the website (booking.covidvaccine.gov.hk).

October 2022 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations

     â€‹The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department today (September 22) announced an adjustment to the auto-LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations from October 1 to October 31, 2022, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contracts of the dedicated LPG filling stations.
 
     A department spokesman said that the adjustment on October 1, 2022, reflects the movement of the LPG international price in September 2022. The adjusted auto-LPG ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations will range from $3.88 to $4.46 per litre, representing a decrease of $0.12 per litre.
 
     The spokesman said that the auto-LPG ceiling prices were adjusted according to a specified pricing formula. The formula comprises two elements – the LPG international price and the LPG operating price. The LPG international price is the LPG international price of the preceding month. The LPG operating price is adjusted on the first day of February every year according to the movement in the Composite Consumer Price Index in the previous year.
 
     The auto-LPG ceiling prices for respective dedicated LPG filling stations in October 2022 are as follows:
 

Location of
Dedicated
LPG Filling Station
Auto-LPG
Ceiling
Price in
October 2022
(HK$/litre)
Auto-LPG
Ceiling
Price in
September 2022
​(HK$/litre)
Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan  4.46    4.58
Ngo Cheung Road, West Kowloon 4.46 4.58
Sham Mong Road, Mei Foo 4.11 4.23
Yip Wong Road, Tuen Mun 4.11 4.23
Marsh Road, Wan Chai 4.10 4.22
Fung Mat Road, Sheung Wan 4.03 4.15
Wai Lok Street, Kwun Tong 4.03 4.15
Yuen Chau Tsai, Tai Po  4.03 4.15
Cheung Yip Street, Kowloon Bay 4.08 4.20 
Kwai On Road, Kwai Chung 4.08 4.20 
Hang Yiu Street, Ma On Shan 3.88 4.00
Tak Yip Street, Yuen Long 3.88 4.00
 
     The spokesman said that the details of the LPG international price and the auto-LPG ceiling price of each dedicated LPG filling station have been uploaded to the department website www.emsd.gov.hk. They are also posted at dedicated LPG filling stations to enable the trades to monitor the price adjustment.
 
     Details of the pricing adjustment mechanism for dedicated LPG filling stations can also be viewed under the “What’s New” section of the department website at www.emsd.gov.hk/en/what_s_new/current/index.html.

     The dedicated LPG filling stations at Fung Mat Road in Sheung Wan, Kwai On Road in Kwai Chung and Cheung Yip Street in Kowloon Bay are closed for renovation. For details, please refer to the announcement in the webpage of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department. read more

2022 final registers of electors/voters for geographical/functional constituencies and Election Committee subsectors to be released on September 25

     The 2022 final registers of electors/voters for geographical constituencies (GCs), functional constituencies (FCs) and Election Committee subsectors (ECSSs) will be released on September 25 (Sunday). Registered electors/voters may log in to the Online Voter Information Enquiry System (OVIES) (www.voterinfo.gov.hk), or call the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) hotline on 2891 1001 to check their own registration particulars.
 
     “A total of 4 412 415 electors is carried in the final register for GCs,” a spokesman for the REO said today (September 22).
 
     The distribution of electors for the 10 GCs is as follows:
 

GC Number of electors
Hong Kong Island East (comprising Eastern District and Wan Chai District) 414 673
Hong Kong Island West (comprising Central and Western District, Southern District and Islands District) 368 212
Kowloon East (comprising Kwun Tong District and the south-eastern part of Wong Tai Sin District) 469 781
Kowloon West (comprising Yau Tsim Mong District and Sham Shui Po District) 377 436
Kowloon Central (comprising Kowloon City District and the north-western part of Wong Tai Sin District) 446 387
New Territories South East (comprising Sai Kung District and the eastern part of Sha Tin District) 466 933
New Territories North (comprising North District and the north-western part of Yuen Long District) 432 159
New Territories North West (comprising Tuen Mun District and the south-eastern part of Yuen Long District) 460 282
New Territories South West (comprising Kwai Tsing District and Tsuen Wan District) 502 763
New Territories North East (comprising Tai Po District and the western part of Sha Tin District) 473 789
 
     The final register for FCs contains 214 664 electors, of which there are 206 355 individual electors and 8 309 corporate electors.
 
     The final register for ECSSs contains 7 969 voters, of which there are 2 541 individual voters and 5 428 corporate voters.
 
     “A net decrease of about 6 000 registered electors has been recorded in the 2022 final register of electors for GCs, compared to the provisional register. A net increase of about 100 registered electors has been recorded in the 2022 final register of electors for FCs, compared to the provisional register. A net decrease of six registered voters has been recorded in the 2022 final register of voters for ECSSs, compared to the provisional register. The figures reflect the follow-up actions taken by the REO based on the latest information available after the publication of the provisional registers of electors/voters, which mainly include de-registration of deceased electors/voters, people who were listed on the omissions lists and returned the reply slips in time to the REO to resume their elector/voter registration status, and those who supplemented the REO with the required information. With the approval of the Revising Officer, the persons concerned have been excluded from or included in the final registers of electors/voters accordingly,” the spokesman said.

     The electoral records of about 779 000 electors of GCs have been updated for the compilation of the final registers of electors.
 
     Statistical information about these final registers of electors/voters will be available on the voter registration website (www.voterregistration.gov.hk) starting from September 25.
 
     The 2022 final registers of electors/voters for GCs, FCs and ECSSs will be made available for inspection by specified persons from September 26 onwards at the two offices of the REO. The addresses of the two offices are 10/F, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, and 13/F, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, respectively. The REO will provide four inspection time slots (one hour and 30 minutes for each time slot) on each working day (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays). Specified persons may make appointments for inspection on a first-come, first-served basis. Each specified person may reserve one time slot per day for inspection of the registers of electors/voters.
 
     In addition, a special arrangement has been made by the REO to allow specified persons to inspect a copy of the final register of electors/voters at the above two offices of the REO from 9am to 6pm on September 25. Appointment hotlines at 2891 4082 and 2081 2070 will also operate during the same period on that day to allow reservation by specified persons to inspect the final registers of electors/voters.
 
     According to the relevant regulations, only specified persons (i.e. validly nominated candidates of relevant elections, bodies/organisations which meet the specified requirements and members of the press who are subscribers of the Government News and Media Information System) are allowed to inspect the copy of final registers of individual electors/voters for GCs, FCs and ECSSs. Only the first Chinese character of the name (if the person’s name is recorded in Chinese) or the first word of the name (if the name of the person is recorded in English) of an individual elector/voter and his/her registered residential address and constituency/subsector is shown on the registers of electors/voters for inspection. A copy of the registers for FCs and ECSSs, which contains only the entries of corporate electors/voters, is available for inspection by the public.
 
     Applicants may make appointments to inspect the registers by calling 2891 4082/2891 2070 during the REO’s ordinary business hours (9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays) starting from today. Upon the completion of the initial reservation by phone, applicants are required to fill in and return a reservation form to the REO by a specified deadline to confirm the reservation.
 
     The REO will publish in the Gazette a notice on the inspection of the final registers of electors/voters for GCs, FCs and ECSSs on September 25. read more