HK to offer incentives over Covid jabs, says Carrie Lam
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said in order to encourage citizens to get vaccinated, apart from restoring people’s confidence in the vaccines, authorities should also provide incentives.
During a question and answer session at the Legislative Council today, Lam said authorities are now looking into the possibility to make the easing of social distancing measures an incentive for people to get the jab.
She said the Hong Kong government has also initiated talks with mainland authorities over resuming the flow of people at the borders.
“We are exploring that under what condition should citizens who received the two-dose vaccination can commute across the borders,” said Lam.
However, she said with the government putting in resources to fight the pandemic, it is crucial that citizens also do their part and cooperate with authorities to get tested or get the jabs.
“The government’s efforts will go to waste if members of the public are not cooperative, it will also inhibit economic recovery,” Lam added.