Jab-shy Hongkongers given more time for lucky draw

Local property tycoons are extending the deadline for Hong Kong to meet a vaccination target in order for them to offer another flat for a lucky draw.

Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Sino Group, and Chinese Estates Holdings had said a Kwun Tong flat worth HK$12 million would be up for grabs if at least five million residents got a first dose of Covid vaccine by September 30.

With around 4.4 million jabbed so far, it seems unlikely that this target will be met, and so the deadline is being pushed back to November 30.

The Centre for Health Protection reported one imported Covid-19 case on Tuesday, involving a man who flew in from France at the weekend.