Order your staff to get jabs, CE tells private sector

The chief executive on Tuesday urged the private sector to follow the government’s lead and require staff to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

At her weekly press briefing, Carrie Lam said although 58 percent of the population has received at least one dose of a vaccine, the number of people booking jabs has fallen and fewer than 30,000 currently receive a shot each day.

Lam said the private sector should do its part as this will help allow social distancing measures to be relaxed.

“There’s a common objective between the business world and the Hong Kong SAR government to increase the vaccination rate,” she said.

“They should move into the situation of requiring their employees to be vaccinated. If they could not or refuse to vaccinate, then at least they should be required to produce on a very regular basis a negative Covid-19 test in order to enable them to work.”