Nip visited the Institute today to view the administering of the Covid vaccines for athletes and coaches.
"Athletes often need to participate in overseas training and competitions. Three local Karatedo athletes were confirmed as being infected with the virus last year. Therefore, it is very important for athletes to get vaccinated,” said Nip.
“Getting the jab enables them to concentrate on their training and competitions. I hope they will strive for good results for Hong Kong and for themselves in upcoming international competitions.”
He also pointed out that many who received the vaccine today were elite athletes with good physical fitness and health conditions, better than most ordinary people.
“They [elite athletes] fully understand the advantages of getting vaccinated, members of the public should also grasp the opportunity and act immediately to make appointments for vaccination,” Nip added.
Several countries, including France, have suspended flights to and from Brazil due to fears over the more contagious coronavirus variant spreading there.