Wednesday, February 8, 2023

COVID rules are repealed in Hong Kong

Date:

Hong Kong Ends Tests for Travelers in Sweeping Covid Overhaul

  • The city ends the requirement for inbound travelers to do PCR tests
  • Close contact quarantine also scrapped; mask mandate stays

Hong Kong will end some of its last major Covid rules, scrapping limits on public gatherings and no longer requiring proof of vaccination for entry to some venues, in a sweeping overhaul of policies aimed at reviving its reputation as a global financial center. 

There will be no cap on public gatherings, and the city’s vaccine pass will also be scrapped, starting from Thursday, Chief Executive John Lee said Wednesday. Close contacts of Covid-positive people won’t need to quarantine and limits on the number of people who can sit together in restaurants and bars

Source: Bloomberg

According to Lee, the government intends to reopen its borders with mainland China by January 15 and is working with authorities to ensure a smooth reopening. According to him, the authorities have been preparing for the scrapping of all restrictions for the past six months. “This is the right time to do it.” “The entire society is preparing for it,” he said. “We are conducting this in accordance with local epidemic conditions.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Pakistan denies airspace to Indian aircraft carrying NDRF team, medical aid to Turkey: Report

New Delhi: Pakistan again denied its airspace to India sending relief aid to earthquake-affected Turkey. Indian Airforce flight...

Historic! Light combat aircraft makes maiden landing on INS Vikrant

Kochi: The Indian Navy has successfully landed a light combat aircraft (MiG-29K fighter jet) on the domestically built...

Turkey-Syria calls international community to help, world leaders condole loss of lives

Ankara: As condolences poured in from world leaders after a deadly earthquake shook Turkey and Syria on Monday,...

3 LeT terrorists who planned blast and spies for Pakistan arrested

Hyderabad: Three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists who planned the blast in Hyderabad were arrested. The accused are identified as Mohammed...