Dec 09, 2022 04:39 AM

Hong Kong Eases Covid Quarantine Rules Amid Surging Cases

What’s new: Hong Kong further eased its quarantine measures in the face of a continuing surge in new Covid cases, following mainland China’s shift away from its stringent “zero-Covid” disease control policies.

Starting Friday, the quarantine period for residents infected with Covid-19 and their close contacts will be lowered to five days from seven. Infected people will be allowed to leave isolation if they test negative on the fourth and fifth days, health authorities said Thursday. The shortened period would also apply to unvaccinated people, who previously were required to quarantine for 14 days.

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