Hong Kong to vaccinate residents as young as three years of age

As the Covid-19 infection rate in Hong Kong continues to rise, the vaccine is now being provided to children as young as three years old. Covid cases have been averaging roughly 2,000 per day, with the number expected to double.

According to the Associated Press, Hong Kong schools have temporarily canceled in-person classes. In addition, new limits on gatherings and other non-essential activities have been enforced.

Many places, such as places of worship and hair salons, have been ordered to go on lockdown; all other venues will require individuals to be vaccinated in order to enter. It’s estimated that around 73% of Hong Kong’s population is vaccinated.

As of March 20, Carrie Lam, Hong Kong Chief Executive, spoke out and informed the public that Hong Kong would consider lifting certain restrictions, if the cases continued to decline.