Hong Kong To Vaccinate 3-Year-Olds Amid New Covid-19 Surge

Hong Kong plans to offer coronavirus vaccines to children aged from 3 as the infections rise through the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

Hong Kong plans to offer coronavirus vaccines to children aged from 3 as the infections rise through the semi-autonomous Chinese city. This announcement came as the city reported 1,347 fresh cases, all but two of them locally acquired. New restrictions have been due to the new omicron wave, put to limit the gathering of people to more than two households.

Seeing the surge of new cases and the wave, the residents of Hong Kong residents have started stocking up their groceries and have started going to hair salons to get haircuts. Including that the authorities have imposed restrictions on the residential buildings whenever clusters of infections are found, and have already expelled public dining after 6 p.m. Following that people who are vaccinated are allowed in the shopping malls and supermarkets, while places of worship, hair salons and other businesses have been ordered to close. Vaccinations using Chinese Sinopharm vaccine for children aged 3 and up will start being administered on Tuesday.

Hong Kong has completely vaccinated 73 of its eligible population, not including children. With a population of about7.5 million, Hong Kong presently has further than people being treated for Covid-19 or awaiting admission to hospitals. Hong Kong has espoused landmass China’s”zero forbearance” approach to dealing with the epidemic that requires insulations, mask authorizations, case tracing and lockdowns of structures, neighborhoods and entire metropolises, indeed when only a many cases are detected.

Beijing officials and Chinese state media say adopting a “living with the virus” policy as some countries have done would overwhelm Hong Kong’s medical system. The city has as recorded a total of 22,980 Covid-19 cases and 219 deaths from the virus.

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