A Beijing economic area to hand out $9.43m in consumption vouchers to vaccinated residents
Published: Dec 01, 2021 12:18 PM
vaccination Photo:VCG

vaccination Photo:VCG

The Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, a state-level economic and technological development zone located in Beijing's Daxing district, announced on Wednesday that it would hand out consumption vouchers worth 60 million yuan ($9.43 million) to residents who have received COVID-19 vaccination.

The move is a token of appreciation for residents and employees for their contribution to jointly building up the country's immunological barrier against the COVID-19 and also aims to shore up local consumption spending. 

Those who live in the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area and have been vaccinated are qualified to apply for the consumption coupons. They could apply via official application of the area or Wechat mini program, and the system will verify if they have been vaccinated after completing registration.

Individual consumers will receive 100 yuan per dose, in the form of receiving two coupons that deducted 50 yuan after spending 100 yuan. The coupons, with a two-month of validity, could be used on e-commerce platform, as well as a variety of shopping malls, merchants, and supermarkets.

Last Wednesday, China's top respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan said that the country had fully vaccinated 1.08 billion people, accounting for 76.8 percent of the total population and laying a solid foundation for achieving herd immunity by the end of this year, when the total vaccination rate is expected to reach 80 percent.

Global Times

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