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Hong Kong Considers Shortening Quarantine Period, Health Chief Says

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WATCH: Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan discusses the city’s efforts in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.Source: Bloomberg
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Hong Kong may shorten its quarantine period for travelers, one of the most extreme in the world, amid a fast-moving outbreak of omicron that has already overwhelmed the city’s infrastructure for isolating people at high risk for Covid. 

The omicron variant appears to spread more quickly than previous strains of the virus, potentially reducing the length of time it takes for a new infection to develop, studies suggest.