Consulate General ready to discuss with govt on mandatory vaccination order

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

The Consulate General of the Philippines said they are ready to engage with the government on its mandatory vaccination order for foreign domestic helpers. 

This came after Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said in the morning that the policy, requiring foreign helpers to get vaccinated as a precondition for contract renewal, will be reviewed. 

She added that Consular representatives would be asked for their views. 

Philippine Consulate General Raly Tejada issued a statement on social media, in which he thanked Lam and the government for their “understanding and magnanimity”. 

He continued and said that the Council General stands ready to work and engage with the Hong Kong government and other concerned Consulates General in constructive dialogue on this important matter. 

The Philippine Consulate General also encouraged their nationals to avail of the city’s free and voluntary vaccination program. 

The Indonesian Consulate also said it is keeping close contact with the Hong Kong government and is ready for the discussion, to “make sure that measures are carried out in a fair and non-discriminatory manner”.