After greater than two years of inflexible pandemic guidelines, arrivals to Hong Kong can be allowed to maneuver across the metropolis freely in the event that they take a look at detrimental for the coronavirus, town’s chief govt, John Lee, instructed reporters Tuesday.
In a sudden turnaround, Hong Kong residents may also now not be required to scan the “Leave Home Safe” monitoring app when coming into native outlets or eating places.
Whereas there are nonetheless some restrictions in Hong Kong, corresponding to mandated masking, the monetary heart is becoming a member of mainland China in a broader push towards easing restrictions.
Vacationers to Hong Kong have endured numerous restrictions, the harshest of which was a 21-day quarantine upon entry. The town scrapped this requirement in September, transferring to a “0+3” rule, which meant that arrivals couldn’t step into eating places, bars or different venues for 3 days whereas they carried out medical monitoring however had been in any other case free to maneuver round.
Lee stated the choice to ease that rule was made after an evaluation of an infection dangers by town’s well being officers. The an infection threat from “imported cases is actually lower than risk of added local infections within a community,” he stated at a information convention, via an interpreter.