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"Zero infection” and 100pc vaccination rate not prerequisites for reopening borders, says Edward Yau

"Zero infection” and 100pc vaccination rate not prerequisites for reopening borders, says Edward Yau

Hong Kong’s commerce chief said achieving “zero infection” and having a 100 percent vaccination rate would not be the prerequisites for the reopening of borders.
Speaking on a radio program on Friday, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah, said the SAR government has yet to come up with a set of criteria for resuming cross-border travel.

He said it would be unfair to reopen the borders using “zero infection” or achieving a 100 percent vaccination rate as prerequisites.

However, he said authorities would continuously review the situation can make appropriate adjustments to the anti-epidemic measures.

“The anti-epidemic measures are in place to safeguard the well-being of Hong Kong society, that is why the government would list countries with a higher number of newly confirmed cases as ‘high-risk’ areas,” said Yau, adding that he understands that the measures would cause inconvenience to cross-border commuters.
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