(CTN NEWS) – From Jan 30, Hong Kong will no longer require people infected with COVID-19 to quarantine, removing one of the last major restrictions on Coronaviruses.
On Thursday, city leader John Lee told a legislative meeting that he has decided to repeal the quarantine order for COVID-infected patients.
10 days after reopening the borders to the mainland, authorities have not noticed any abnormalities, and the daily Covid tally has dropped from 30,000 to 3,000 cases per day.
As part of its epidemic control measures, Lee said authorities need to adopt a new approach, moving away from mandating Covid rules while treating Covid as an upper respiratory tract infection.
Masks are still required in Hong Kong unless exercising.
For the first time since the pandemic began, high-speed rail services between Hong Kong and mainland China resumed last week.
China’s abrupt U-turn on its “zero-COVID” policy has caused a massive wave of infections on the mainland.
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