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Hong Kong ‘Unlikely’ to Scrap Hotel Quarantine Before July

  • Outgoing leader says new variants still pose danger to city
  • Business leaders and airlines want restrictions to be lifted
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Hong Kong will probably keep mandatory hotel quarantine requirements for incoming travelers until at least the end of June, its outgoing leader said, despite business leaders’ growing calls to join the rest of the world in opening up.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday at a regular press briefing that a “significant amount” of the city’s daily infections still came from imported cases. Considering new variants were emerging globally, the financial hub still had to be extremely careful in loosening restrictions on border controls, Lam added.