One more flat to be given away if over 5 million are vaccinated by end Sept

The second Grand Central flat that will be given away if Hong Kong meets the property group’s vaccination rate threshold is larger and worth more than the first.  Photo: Apple Daily
The second Grand Central flat that will be given away if Hong Kong meets the property group’s vaccination rate threshold is larger and worth more than the first. Photo: Apple Daily

The property group that put up a brand new flat for a vaccine lottery has announced a second giveaway of another unit in the same Kwun Tong luxury development—if more Hongkongers get jabbed, that is.

In a press release Friday, Sino Group said a second phase of the lucky draw will be launched if at least 5 million people—or about 1.9 million more, as of figures Friday— have received their first COVID-19 dose by Sept. 30.

The grand prize will be a one-bedroom apartment at Grand Central, and with an area of 468 square feet and a value of HK$12 million (US$1.54 million), is both larger and worth more than the flat in the first giveaway.

This second round of the lottery is inspired by “the heroic efforts of our Hong Kong Olympians in Tokyo, the grit, determination, teamwork and unity displayed by each and every one of them,” Sino Group wrote. Only a week into the games, the Tokyo Olympics is already Hong Kong’s best yet, with three medals—a gold in fencing and two silvers in swimming—under its belt.

Read more: Here’s how to enter the vaccine lottery for a chance to win a HK$10.8 million flat

Participants who have already registered for the initial lucky draw will automatically be enrolled for the second round, with no additional registration required, the property group said.

While a slew of COVID-19 vaccine lotteries have helped drive up vaccination rates in Hong Kong, progress still lags behind expectation.

Around 46% of the total population has received their first COVID-19 dose as of Friday. Less than 35% are fully vaccinated.

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