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Hong Kong Should Cut Quarantine to One Week, Lawmaker Says

  • Opening China border a ‘secondary consideration,’ Tien says
  • Hong Kong set to change Covid curbs as frustration grows
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WATCH: Michael Tien, lawmaker in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, said the city should reduce the amount of time travelers need to quarantine. Source: Bloomberg
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Hong Kong should reduce the amount of time travelers need to quarantine to one week, but the city shouldn’t open up to the world without locking down and testing the whole population for Covid-19, lawmaker Michael Tien said. 

Tien said a mandatory testing blitz of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents should coincide with a nine-day city-wide lockdown to arrest the city’s worst Covid outbreak since the pandemic started. He also said opening the border to China should be a “secondary consideration” at the moment.