Justice Centre Hong Kong welcomes the Government’s plan to introduce rent control for subdivided housing units, which includes priority for existing tenants to renew leases, a cap on annual rental increase as 15%, and a ban on overcharging utilities.
Granting the refugee and asylum-seeking community access to vaccination is a welcome development in including forced migrants into Hong Kong’s public health response, and will benefit not only this community but the whole of Hong Kong.
Everyone’s health and wellbeing is interconnected in a pandemic. This is why for Hong Kong’s public health response to be effective, it is crucial that everyone in our society – including refugees and asylum seekers – are included in the overall public health response, including equal access to COVID-19 vaccines.
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