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Hong Kong to Roll Out China-Style Health Code to Open Border

  • Tracking app to record name and places visited, official says
  • City clears a final hurdle to restarting cross-border travel
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Hong Kong will roll out a China-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.