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HK Will Keep Reopening Unless New Variant Emerges, Lo Says

  • City’s easing must not seed outbreaks in mainland China
  • Businesses are pushing for a full reopening of financial hub
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WATCH: Hong Kong’s Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau discusses the path to reopening the borders fully in an exclusive interview.Source: Bloomberg
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Hong Kong will stick with its push to reopen to the world unless a dangerous new virus variant emerges, said the city’s top health official, while stressing the financial hub has an obligation to protect mainland China from major Covid-19 outbreaks.

“We have to be prepared. Emerging diseases may come anytime,” Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau said in a Bloomberg TV interview on Thursday, highlighting that decisions around an easing of rules will be made after reviewing data. “This is our obligation: to make sure that we won’t cause a major outbreak in the rest of China.”