A community vaccination center in Hong Kong. Photographer: Chan Long Hei / Bloomberg Photographer: Chan Long Hei / Bloomberg Hong Kong is seeking to facilitate travel for vaccinated residents to encourage more people to get vaccinated, CEO Carrie Lam said in a statement on Saturday. “We have actively investigated whether social distancing measures can be further adjusted if a certain number of people are vaccinated, and we will discuss with other regions the possibility of mutually providing travel convenience for vaccinated tourists,” Lam said. in a press release sent by email. 430,000 people in Hong Kong have received at least the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine since the city began vaccinating on February 26, according to Lam. This represents 6.6% of people in Hong Kong aged 16 or older who are eligible for the vaccination, she said. Find out more: Vaccine Check in Hong Kong; The city’s vaccination campaign suffered a setback this week when it and Macau temporarily suspended injections made by BioNTech SE due to packaging defects. The suspension risks eroding public confidence in the inoculation, which has given Hong Kong residents an alternative to that made by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan have opened an investigation into the matter, according to statements from the governments of Hong Kong and Macao. Hong Kong awaits an initial report on the BioNTech vaccine next week The vaccine rollout in the former British colony has faced challenges including a number of post-vaccine deaths, public distrust of the Beijing-backed government and widespread reluctance. Hong Kong has enforced a rigorous tracing and testing program and performed 100,000 nucleic acid tests per day on average in March, according to Lam. After an outbreak at a gymnasium near the city center this month, an average of 10 close contacts have been identified for each confirmed case. About 1,500 people from the cluster have been sent to quarantine centers and some 3,300 people have been tested for viruses, the chief executive said in the statement. Before he’s here, it’s on the Bloomberg terminal. LEARN MORE .