With the fourth wave of Covid-19 showing signs of abating in Hong Kong and a vaccination drive underway, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah revealed on Monday the government had sent a new proposal to Singapore to restore a planned travel bubble while writing to six other countries about resuming talks on such plans.

A source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday the proposal touched on Hongkongers being vaccinated as a condition for joining the travel bubble scheme, a unilateral suggestion pending the Singapore government’s input. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Tuesday morning she had told her officials to look into the arrangements needed for bilateral travel.

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