People use the ‘Leave Home Safe’ contact-tracing app to enter a restaurant in Admiralty. Hong Kong authorities are considering a proposal to introduce vaccine passports and ban unvaccinated people from venues such as restaurants. Photo: Sam Tsang
People use the ‘Leave Home Safe’ contact-tracing app to enter a restaurant in Admiralty. Hong Kong authorities are considering a proposal to introduce vaccine passports and ban unvaccinated people from venues such as restaurants. Photo: Sam Tsang

Omicron variant: are vaccine passports discriminatory, or needed more than ever for Hong Kong to weather potential Covid-19 onslaught?

  • Various sectors of society say policy can be discriminatory and undermine mental health of city’s elderly
  • Experts insist move is needed, especially when unvaccinated diners remove masks to eat at restaurants, and with the world in the grip of the new variant

People use the ‘Leave Home Safe’ contact-tracing app to enter a restaurant in Admiralty. Hong Kong authorities are considering a proposal to introduce vaccine passports and ban unvaccinated people from venues such as restaurants. Photo: Sam Tsang
People use the ‘Leave Home Safe’ contact-tracing app to enter a restaurant in Admiralty. Hong Kong authorities are considering a proposal to introduce vaccine passports and ban unvaccinated people from venues such as restaurants. Photo: Sam Tsang
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