Microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung says authorities should persuade family members of unvaccinated residents at care homes to get relatives inoculated.
The number of coronavirus
infections recorded in Hong Kong’s nursing homes has increased, with health experts calling on unvaccinated elderly residents at such facilities to get inoculated as soon as possible.
The call to boost the vaccination uptake on Monday came as Hong Kong confirmed 1,873 new Covid
-19 cases, comprising 1,719 local and 154 imported infections. No virus-related deaths were reported.
The city’s overall coronavirus
tally currently stands at 1,239,496 cases and 9,398 fatalities.