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Hong Kong Plans China-Like Health Code System as Outbreak Grows

  • Health chief Lo says real names required in potential system
  • City has avoided China’s mass testing, lockdown tactics so far
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WATCH: Shanghai reported its first case of the BA.5 sub-variant. Emma O’Brien reports.Source: Bloomberg

Hong Kong is considering a China-style system to ban Covid-19 patients and those meant to be isolating from entering public venues, the city’s new health chief said, as the financial hub sees a resurgence of infection that’s testing the limits of its virus tolerance. 

Authorities are studying the health-code system used on the mainland, which governs people’s movement to prevent the spread of infection, said Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau during TV and radio appearances on Sunday and Monday.