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Walk-in inoculations for the elderly now available
A new exhibition is opening at the Heritage Museum and it sounds pretty interesting. Let us know what you think if you end up going, it’s always nice to hear your thoughts on the events we recommend!
First trial under national security law concludes
HK’s first person to be tried under the national security law has been convicted of terrorism and inciting secession. 24-year-old Tong Ying-kit now faces life imprisonment after flying the protest slogan “liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” behind his motorcycle and ramming it into a group of police officers (paywalled) stationed in Wan Chai.
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 1 (imported)
Total cases: 11,980 cases so far (63 active cases, 212 total deaths, 11,705 total recovered)
Starting Thursday, elderly citizens can receive COVID-19 vaccine doses by walk-in. Those aged 70 or above can receive passes—of which 4,500 are printed per day—to be distributed from 7:45 am on a first-come, first-served basis.
Family members can also collect tickets on their behalf. Authorities may consider expanding the scheme to cover people aged 60 or above later.
Event Spotlight: Hong Kong Pop 60+
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A new permanent exhibition is opening at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum (HKHM) today. Hong Kong Pop 60+ showcases the development of—surprise—Hong Kong popular culture, including elements from music, film, television, comics and radio broadcasting.
The HKHM says the exhibition “encourages visitors to explore Hong Kong’s past while inspiring us to preserve Hong Kong's diverse culture and create a better future.”
For more details: Visit the official website or call 2180 8188.
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