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Dec 29, 2022 04:18 AM
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Hong Kong Ends Last Covid Curbs in Bid to Revive Finance Hub

Hong Kong is also facing its own flare-up, with local infections rising and health officials warning about the strain on the health-care system from both Covid and influenza.
Hong Kong is also facing its own flare-up, with local infections rising and health officials warning about the strain on the health-care system from both Covid and influenza.

(Bloomberg) — Hong Kong will end some of its last major Covid rules, scrapping gathering limits, vaccination checks and testing for travelers in a sweeping overhaul of policies aimed at reviving its reputation as a global financial center.

There will be no cap on the number of people who can gather in public, and the vaccine pass for entry to venues will also be dropped starting Thursday, Chief Executive John Lee said Wednesday. Close contacts of Covid-positive people won’t need to quarantine, and limits on the number of people who can sit together in restaurants — 12 — and bars —six — will be lifted.

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