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NEW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that Hong Kong will shorten its 21-day quarantine requirement for incoming travellers to two weeks from February 5 given the much shorter incubation period of the Omicron variant.

Here are the latest updates: 

  • Existing social-distancing curbs would remain in place until February 17.
  • In-person school classes will remain suspended for two more weeks until February 21.
  • Hong Kong will shorten its 21-day quarantine requirement for incoming travellers to two weeks starting from February 5.
  • Flight ban from eight major countries, comprising Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Britain and the United States will be extended for another two weeks until February 18. 

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