HONG KONG: Hong Kong will reduce the length of the mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals to three days a week, the city leader said on Monday.
The southern Chinese city remains one of the few places in the world, along with mainland China, to require quarantine to guard against the spread of travelers Covid-19 to the local population. The policy taking effect on Friday will be Hong Kong’s shortest quarantine for arrivals since the pandemic began.
hong kong leader John Lee said arriving travelers must quarantine for three days at a designated hotel and then undergo four days of medical surveillance during which their movements will be restricted through the use of a health code system.
The changes to Covid-19 policies come amid a rise in infections, which city health officials say could reach 8,000 in the coming weeks.
During their week of quarantine and surveillance, travelers will also have to test themselves regularly for Covid-19 and those who are infected will have to remain in isolation.
Those who test negative can use public transport and enter shopping malls and markets, but they cannot enter bars and amusement parks or visit nursing homes, schools and some medical facilities. .



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