Hong Kong will not mandate vaccine for international home staff

Hong Kong officers have dropped a plan to make it necessary for international home staff to be vaccinated towards the coronavirus, after the transfer drew criticism that it was discriminatory

Hong Kong officers initially proposed the mandate after a international home employee examined optimistic for a coronavirus variant in April, with an unknown supply of an infection. One other employee arriving from the Philippines had additionally examined optimistic for a variant.

These findings prompted town to order home staff to be examined for the virus on the finish of April.

The Philippines’ Secretary of Overseas Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. beforehand slammed the Hong Kong authorities for its necessary vaccination plan for international home staff, saying that it “smacks of discrimination.”

On Tuesday, Lam additionally introduced a second spherical of necessary exams for home staff as a precaution, which is able to start on Saturday and final till the top of the Might.

She urged employers to permit the employees to take the check on a workday as an alternative of on their day without work.

Hong Kong has thus far reported 11,812 infections of the coronavirus, with 210 deaths.

Indonesia has reported greater than 1.7 million individuals contaminated and 47,000 deaths, whereas the Philippines has confirmed 1.1 million infections and 18,500 deaths from COVID-19.

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