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Nov 26, 2021 05:41 PM
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Hong Kong to Roll Out Mainland-Style Health Code to Open Border

Visitors use smartphones to scan a QR code for the LeaveHomeSafe Covid-19 contact-tracing app before entering Central Government Offices in Hong Kong, China, Photo: Bloomberg
Visitors use smartphones to scan a QR code for the LeaveHomeSafe Covid-19 contact-tracing app before entering Central Government Offices in Hong Kong, China, Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Hong Kong will roll out a mainland-style tracking app to reopen its mainland border, officials announced, closing a gap in surveillance that had been a sticking point in protracted travel talks.

“Our current idea is that the Hong Kong Health Code will be used with LeaveHomeSafe,” Chief Secretary John Lee said at a briefing on Thursday evening, explaining that the city’s current contact tracing app wouldn’t be retired.

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