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Hong Kong to Cut Hotel Quarantine as China Shows Support

  • Home monitoring will replace hotel quarantine, SCMP reports
  • Chinese officials back efforts to make Hong Kong competitive
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Hong Kong to Cut Hotel Quarantine as China Shows Support
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Hong Kong wants to relax Covid rules like mandatory hotel quarantine that have made travel difficult for nearly three years, Chief Executive John Lee said Tuesday, as mainland officials signaled their approval.

The number of infections in the Asian financial hub has fallen to about 6,000 a day, creating room to reconsider the measures that have crimped the city’s competitiveness, Lee told reporters at a weekly briefing. Hotel quarantine will be replaced with seven days of home health monitoring, the South China Morning Post reported, though it said the change won’t be announced until all the details have been determined.