主持人：Jim Gould and Ada Wong
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8:30am-9:15am: civil servants’ pay rise and shorter work week
8:30am-9:00am: Francis Mok, Executive Council Member, Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management
8:30am-9:15am: Vera Yuen, Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong
9:00am-9:15am: Dr Quratulain Zaidi, Hong Kong-based Clinical Psychologist from MindnLife Psychology Practice
9:15am-9:30am: Sinovac Omicron vaccine trial
9:15am-9:30am: Ivan Hung, co-convenor of the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation
主持人：Jim Gould and Ada Wong
8:30am-9:15am: Covid-19 updates
8:30am-9:15am: Benjamin Cowling, Head of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, HKU
8:30am-8:45am: Jean Woo, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK; Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
9:00am-9:15am: Yip Yuk-ying, Vice-chairperson, Hong Kong Federation of Civil Service Unions
9:15am-9:30am: consumption vouchers
9:15am-9:30am: Dr Thomas Yuen Wai-kee, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
On Tuesday’s Backchat: Covid-19 updates; and consumption vouchers.
Civil servants, Hospital Authority staff, care home workers and school teachers will have to get at least one shot of Covid-19 vaccine, or they'll be required to have regular tests at their own expense. Airport staff and quarantine hotel workers will have to be inoculated if they want to keep their jobs.
The government also says full-day classes at schools can resume as early as next month if at least 70 percent of students and teachers have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Social-distancing measures will be extended for another two weeks.
Meanwhile, the category system of countries considered to be Covid risks will be simplified, and it should be easier for fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents to return from places such as the UK and India. And it is reported that the UK is planning to offer booster shots in September. Do we need a third shot?
What do you think? Should we relax Covid-19 rules now that we've gone more than 50 days with no local cases?
From 9:15am-9:30am, we’re discussing the current spending spree using the first installments of the consumption vouchers which were issued on Sunday.