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May 27, 2021 07:37 PM
CHINA

Hong Kong Tycoon Li Ka-Shing Gets Fully Vaccinated Against Covid

What’s new: Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, 92, has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 after receiving his second dose of BioNTech in early May, according to a Facebook post by his charity, the Li Ka Shing Foundation.

“The antibody index satisfies the (doctor),” the foundation said in the post on Thursday with a photo of his vaccination record, showing the second dose of vaccine was administered on May 7.

The background: Li received his first dose of the BioNTech vaccine last month as the city ramps up efforts to get more people vaccinated. In a post on Facebook, Li asked others to do the same: “I have taken the vaccine shot today. What about you?”

Hong Kong’s Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip thanked Li for taking action to support vaccinations in a separate Facebook post. Nip urged Hong Kong people to get vaccinated as soon as possible to “restart economy and resume traveling.”

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Contact reporter Lu Zhenhua (zhenhualu@caixin.com) and editor Michael Bellart (michaelbellart@caixin.com)

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