Macau CE affirms 80% jab rate helpful for travel easing
11/05/2021|4:21:44 PM|GGRAsia

Macau’s Chief Executive (CE), Ho Iat Seng, said on Wednesday that he hopes that “as soon as possible” the city will achieve an 80% vaccination rate among its population, to make it easier for the local authorities to negotiate with “other regions, and revitalise the tourism sector”.

Speaking in a meeting with local officials in Hangzhou in mainland China, Mr Ho said the Macau vaccination rate had been rising and described that city as a “healthy and safe” destination that can attract more tourists from mainland China.

According to the October 28 press conference of Macau’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre, a total of 456,368 people in Macau had been vaccinated as of 4pm that day, of which 108,777 people have only received a first dose.

That meant approximately 50.9% of the city’s population had been fully vaccinated as of that date, up from 49.1% a week earlier. Macau had a population of 682,500 as of June 30, according to data from the city’s Statistics and Census Service.

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