HK can relax some of its Covid rules, says health expert

Hong Kong | 21 Jun 2021 1:29 pm

Leading microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said Hong Kong’s Covid rules can be slightly relaxed after two weeks of zero infection, including allowing more diners per table in restaurants.

As of yesterday, Hong Kong has seen no untraceable local infections for 15 days in a row.

Speaking on a radio program today, Ho said the easing may see restaurants on “type D” arrangments accomodating a maximum of 12 vaccinated customers per table.

However, he stressed that the safest way is to wait until the city achieves 28 days of zero infections before the relaxations.

The microbiologist also said cross-border travel between Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland could gradually resume, allowing quarantine-free travel for vaccinated individuals.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is expected to announce the latest anti-epidemic measures this afternoon.

Reports suggested that the latest tweak of the Covid rules may see social distancing measures at bars and karaoke establishments eased, along with changes made to measures at catering businesses.

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