Local business owners in Hong Kong have teamed up to offer some unique and expensive prizes to anyone who gets the COVID-19 vaccination.
The prizes are being offered in an effort to increase vaccination rates in the country, which according to the latest figures has just 15% of its 7.5 million population fully vaccinated.
Total prize value now exceeds $15 million in value. Some of them include cold hard cash, iPhones, and even paid time off.
But there are also some high-end prizes like gold bars and a $1.4 million apartment. There is even a Tesla Model 3, being offered up by Australia’s Goodman Group.
“We believe vaccinations are an important measure that will save lives and improve the COVID-19 pandemic situation around the world and here in Hong Kong. We are grateful to be able to join others in taking the lead and further supporting the Government’s vaccination program. We hope the lottery will encourage eligible citizens in Hong Kong to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” Paul McGarry, head of Asia, Goodman Group, said in a statement.
This isn’t the first time a Tesla has been used to try and increase vaccination rates. Last month we reported that the CoStar Group will be giving one of its employees who is vaccinated and returns to one of their 50 U.S. offices a brand new Tesla Model S.