Coronavirus: Hong Kong could look at halting AstraZeneca jabs order, vaccine expert says; city faces about 10 new Covid-19 cases


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Hong Kong should consider halting its order for AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 shots and focus instead on securing supplies of second-generation jabs that protect against mutated virus strains, according to a government adviser on vaccines. With global regulators investigating the possibility of links between blood clots and the British-Swedish firm’s doses, Professor David Hui Shu-cheong said on Wednesday there was no urgent need to bring in a third type of vaccine, given the number of jabs already offered locally and the absence of virus variants spreading in the community. Meanwhile, a source said Hong Kong was expected to record about 10 new...