Hong Kong scraps mandatory vaccination for foreign domestic workers

Migrant workers queue for Covid-19 testing in the Central district of Hong Kong on May 1. City leader Carrie Lam scraps a plan to insist on mandatory inoculations for all foreign domestic workers. – AFP pic, May 11, 2021.

HONG Kong today scrapped a plan to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for foreign domestic workers after the proposal sparked an outcry and a diplomatic tussle with the Philippines.

Health officials planned to roll out mandatory inoculations for the 370,000 domestic workers in the city, mostly poorly paid women from the Philippines and Indonesia.

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