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Hong Kong U-turn on Covid-19 jabs for domestic helpers: diplomatic row averted, but questions linger over insensitivity, needless haste

When Philippine foreign affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr praised Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor last Tuesday, calling her the best leader in Hong Kong since the opium war, others in the city’s administration heaved a sigh of relief.A potential diplomatic row had been averted.Only two days earlier, the outspoken Filipino top diplomat had slammed a new Hong Kong policy making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all domestic helpers, saying it “smacked of discrimination”.His furious remarks, adding…

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