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Hong Kong Can’t End Travel Restrictions Yet, Health Chief Says

  • Imported cases could surge on further relaxation, Lo tells TVB
  • City has room to adjust social distancing rules as Covid ebbs
Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Photographer: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg

Hong Kong can’t remove all travel restrictions at this stage of the Covid pandemic, though there is room to quickly relax local social distancing rules, the city’s health chief said.

While the business community wants officials to lift the three-day movement restrictions that remain for incoming travelers now that hotel quarantine has ended, Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau said that would be too risky. The statistics on imported infections show moving too quickly could pressure the health care system, he said.