Hong Kong will scrap the isolation rule for new cases of corona virus
Coronavirus Hong Kong: once had some of the strictest COVID-19 regulations in the world. But now he is relaxing the restrictions to revive his economy. Hong Kong will end its mandatory isolation rules for infected people.
Hong Kong Coronavirus: Hong Kong will end its mandatory isolation rule for people infected with COVID-19 from January 30 as part of its strategy to bring the southern Chinese city back to normal. A city leader has said this on Thursday. For the last three years, Hong Kong had aligned itself with China's 'Zero Kovid Policy' to prevent the epidemic
Strict rules regarding corona
Under the rule, people were sent to hospitals or government-run quarantine centers even if they had mild symptoms of corona. At present, infected persons are allowed to remain in home isolation for at least five days and can go out only after receiving negative reports for two consecutive days.
'Immune system is strong'
Chief executive John Lee told lawmakers he made the decision based on the city's high vaccination and low infection rates. Local people have strong immune systems, with most infected individuals showing only mild symptoms. Therefore, the government should make changes with a clear vision.
John Lee said that this is a step that all countries have taken to return to normalcy. Hong Kong has now reached this stage. The epidemic situation in the city has not worsened since it began reopening its border with mainland China nearly two weeks ago.
Vaccination will be necessary
Hong Kong once had some of the strictest COVID-19 rules in the world. But now he is relaxing the restrictions to revive his economy. This includes removing isolation rules for close contacts of those who test positive for coronavirus and vaccination requirements to enter certain locations.