Hong Kong COVID measures

Stop the party! Gov’t prolongs social distancing rules until 13 July

Negative tests are required from customers of bars, pubs, clubs, and nightclubs.
4 days ago

Stop the party! Gov’t prolongs social distancing rules until 13 July

Negative tests are required from customers of bars, pubs, clubs, and nightclubs.
4 days ago

Premature to say if HK is facing a sixth wave: Lam

The city has been seeing an increase in positive cases since the beginning of June.

Gov't to roll out $769m relief for the public transport sector

The relief measures include fuel subsidy and reimbursement for losses.

HK retains operation restrictions on restaurants, bars 

Chief Executive Lam said there will be no relaxation before the end of June.

Around 1 in 10 Hong Kongers show PTSD symptoms one year after COVID

Unemployment and time spent watching pandemic news were linked to the symptoms.

HK mulls further easing of COVID restrictions in May

The easing is part of the three-stage relaxation that CE Lam announced in March.

Finding durable lessons from the pandemic

Recently, Hong Kong endured its worst outbreak since the pandemic began, and as the economic data reflects, the situation is still far from stable. In February, for instance, the value of total retail sales – with retail being one of the most directly impacted sectors – decreased by 14.6% compared with the same month in 2021. In hope of boosting business sentiment, the government eased some anti-pandemic measures, but the effectiveness of these actions is still in question.

Fifth Covid wave to lower residential sales volumes and retail sales: Moody's

Companies are expected to weather out disruptions for up to 6 months.

Fifth wave has outgrown HK’s capacity, but no lockdown for the city: Lam

The government will enhance capacity in various parts of its anti-epidemic effort instead.

'Vaccine measures won't be lifted anytime soon': Carrie Lam

Areas of concern include the quarantine hotel and pet shop clusters.

Quarantine period for local close contacts shortened to 14 days

Following this will be a week of self-monitoring and a virus test on the 19th day. 

JP Morgan chief hits HK’s pandemic rules

The strict measures made it hard for the investment bank to retain staff in HK.

Could vaccine passports move the economic needle?

Some reflection is perhaps in order as we approach the second anniversary of COVID-19’s initial outbreak. 

What are the vaccination records allowed in Hong Kong?

Record issued in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey are now accepted in the city.

Hong Kong opens borders to Indonesian, Filipino workers

But, only if they have been fully vaccinated.

Hong Kong airport imposes vaccine requirement on all staff

The first phase of the new requirement will take effect on 1 September.