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Hong Kong Quarantine Backtrack Stokes Fears of Covid Zero Return

  • City is sending some patients, contacts to isolation camps
  • Harsh virus measures battered Hong Kong’s financial hub status
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Hong Kong Backpedals on Home Quarantine as Variants Flare

Hong Kong’s revival of mandatory centralized quarantine for people linked to cases of new omicron sub-variants is raising fresh concerns from the business community over the city’s reputation as a financial hub.

A return to harsh Covid Zero measures like quarantine camps risks further damaging confidence in the city and runs counter to the easing of restrictions in recent months, business groups said. The new sub-variants also do not pose a threat of igniting a major outbreak, according to a local public health expert.