Hong Kong stated it would now not require folks contaminated with COVID-19 to quarantine from Jan. 30, eradicating one of many final main coronavirus restrictions in place within the Asian monetary hub.
The scrapping of the isolation necessities is a part of a choice to downgrade COVID-19’s standing to an endemic illness from a extreme respiratory illness and follows the same transfer by China on Jan.8.
“I’ve determined to scrap the quarantine order for COVID-infected sufferers. This is without doubt one of the essential steps in the direction of normalcy,” metropolis chief John Lee informed a legislative assembly on Thursday.
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People in Hong Kong are, nevertheless, nonetheless required to put on masks except exercising.
Last week, high-speed rail providers between Hong Kong and mainland China resumed for the primary time because the starting of the pandemic.
The re-opening comes amidst a large wave of infections on the mainland following China’s abrupt U-turn on its “zero-COVID” coverage.