Hong Kong to the elderly: If you don’t show proof of vaccination, you can’t go ‘yum cha’

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Vaccination rate of those who are 60+ with one jab is 28%.

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Who knew a ‘dim sum ban’ was all it would take to get our elderly vaccinated?

Hong Kong retirees should have been first in line to get vaccinated but repeated calls fell on deaf ears – until, that is, a restaurant ban was announced If only authorities had realised that sooner, Hong Kong would be in a much better place to deal with Omicron, and the mainland border might be open

Peter Kammerer + FOLLOW

Published: 6:45am, 11 Jan, 2022

How out of touch with citizens are Hong Kong officials? If they had been the slightest bit aware of how important the daily dim sum ritual is for many elderly people, the city’s Covid-19 vaccination rate would, in all likelihood, have attained herd immunity months ago.

As it is, only now, with a scheme requiring proof of inoculation having been announced, are retirees finally rushing to get jabbed.

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