19 Mar 2021
Hong Kong authorities are looking into driving up Covid-19 vaccinations by offering incentives such as exempting jab recipients from certain travel restrictions and social-distancing measures, the city’s leader has revealed.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam also said on Wednesday she had noticed some residents were reluctant to get vaccinated because the Covid-19 shots were new. “The government understands that it is very important to maintain the people’s confidence in our approved vaccines. That’s why we have established the expert panel [on vaccines] to explain and increase transparency,” she said in a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Council.