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Hong Kong offers paid leave for civil servants to boost COVID-19 vaccine rate

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Hong Kong will offer civil servants who get vaccinated against COVID-19 a day off for each dose, the government said on Monday, as authorities struggle to boost a sluggish innoculation rate among the city’s 7.5 million population.

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Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip, speaking at a press conference, also called on private companies to offer similar incentives to ramp up the lackluster take-up ratio of vaccines in the global financial hub.

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