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Carrie Lam Warns Hong Kong's Low Vaccine Rate Could Limit Border Reopening

Hong Kong will prioritize quarantine-free travel for business people when its China border reopens, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said, warning that the city’s vaccination rate could curb a broader roll-out.

“If we cannot raise our vaccination rate, it will be a hindrance to expanding our border reopening plan,” Lam said at a regular press briefing on Tuesday. Only 61% of the city’s people have been fully inoculated, according to Bloomberg’s Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker -- far behind Singapore’s 88% figure.