Written by: Zhu Haiqi
Last update date: 2021-06-20 09:11
The vaccination rate in Hong Kong is close to 26%. The Chief Secretary for Administration Zhang Jianzong published a blog today (20th) stating that the "vaccine bubble" is a global trend. The higher the vaccination rate, the better the conditions for resuming economic and social activities as soon as possible. The distance measure will be maintained until Wednesday (23rd), and the relaxation will depend on the development of the epidemic, the speed of vaccination and the implementation of the "vaccine bubble".
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Zhang Jianzong’s blog mentions that EU member states have just adopted Hong Kong’s "white list" of safe travel areas, and suggested that travel restrictions on Hong Kong should be gradually lifted, reflecting that Hong Kong’s epidemic has gradually stabilized and the anti-epidemic results have gained international recognition. The concept of "bubbles" is a global trend. Countries are racing against time to launch vaccination plans. It is estimated that regions with higher vaccination rates have the conditions to resume economic and social activities as soon as possible.
As of yesterday, nearly 1.92 million people in Hong Kong had received the first dose of vaccine, accounting for 26% of the population; 1.27 million people had been vaccinated with the second dose, accounting for 17%.
He also said that the social distancing measures under the first phase of the "vaccine bubble" will take effect on April 29, and citizens who have completed the vaccination will receive a more relaxed treatment, as several cases of infection with unknown origin and N501Y mutations were recorded earlier this month. Local confirmed cases of the virus strain. To prevent the epidemic from rebounding, the current round of epidemic prevention regulations are maintained until Wednesday. Depending on the development of the epidemic, the progress of the vaccination plan, and the implementation of the "vaccine bubble" measures, the authorities will carefully review the room for relaxation and announce it as soon as possible .
Zhang Jianzong appealed to the public for injections.
(Blog of the Chief Secretary for Administration)
Zhang Jianzong said that a high vaccination rate is beneficial to society and the business environment, and he called on institutions and corporate employers to encourage employees to vaccinate, provide convenience where feasible, and arrange "vaccination holidays" for employees.
As of the middle of this month, more than 35,000 Hospital Authority employees have received the first dose of the vaccine, and the overall vaccination rate has exceeded 41%.
In addition, the "Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund" of the Poverty Alleviation Committee has allocated more than 470 million yuan, a total of more than 2,100 innovative ideas have been brewed, about 7,000 social entrepreneurs have been cultivated, and 304 projects have been funded, benefiting more than 280,000 people.
More than 40% of the funded projects use technology to develop products or improve services.
In terms of education, Zhang Jianzong said that the "Hong Kong National Security Law" was implemented in the middle of last year. Middle schools and primary schools will follow the guidelines of the Education Bureau to maintain a safe and orderly campus learning environment and cultivate students to become law-abiding citizens.
The government once again launched the "Walk with Hong Kong" program this summer. Interested Form 3 and Form 6 students can sign up to be an official "shadow of work" for one day.
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