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Hong Kong’s New Leader Stresses Cautious Opening on Virus

  • John Lee says team is assessing how to reduce hotel quarantine
  • Chief Executive adds city must stop Covid spread, limit deaths
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WATCH: Hong Kong leader John Lee says he’s asked the health secretary for ways to reduce travel inconvenience while containing Covid-19 risks in the city.Source: Bloomberg
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Hong Kong’s new leader, John Lee, declared the city must balance reducing travel inconvenience with limiting the spread of Covid-19, signaling a cautious virus approach.  

Lee said Tuesday that he’d asked Health Secretary Lo Chung-mau to assess the “evidence and statistics to see how we can, while on the one hand, contain the spread of the pandemic and, at the same time, reduce inconvenience to travelers,” at his first weekly news briefing since being sworn into office by President Xi Jinping last week.