The NHS offered free vaccines ‘no questions asked’ in London’s Chinatown. Hundreds of people showed up.

London vaccine chinatown
A crowd of people seen waiting for vaccine slots in London on May 27, 2021.

  • Hundreds of people rushed to London’s Chinatown on Thursday to get COVID-19 vaccines.
  • There, NHS staff were inoculating people from a bus organized by Westminster Council.
  • No paperwork or proof of identification was required, according to reports.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Hundreds of people descended on London’s Chinatown on Thursday after a city council offered no-questions-asked COVID-19 vaccines.

NHS staff onboard a double-decker bus organized by Westminster Council began dispensing jabs without an appointment on Gerrard Street at 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The pop-up vaccine site was advertised on the website of the Chinese Information and Advice Centre charity, The Evening Standard reported.

“You DO NOT need to have: NHS number, any proof of address, personal identification. Undocumented migrants also welcomed. Stay safe! Get vaccinated!” the advert said.

A group of anti-vaxxers also showed up to the site to protest, including Piers Corbyn, the brother of ex-Labour leader Jeremy, the Evening Standard reported. Some protesters shouted “shame on you” at those on the vaccination bus.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Now empty, the biggest restaurant in NYC’s Chinatown is delivering dim sum kits to celebrate Lunar New Year

  • Lunar New Year is usually the busiest time of year for the biggest restaurant in New York City’s Chinatown.
  • But the pandemic has left Jing Fong’s dining hall empty this year, so chefs are preparing dim sum kits for delivery.
  • The 43-year-old restaurant has lost 80% of its revenue during the pandemic.
  • Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.
Read the original article on Business Insider