Hong Kong will scrap its major coronavirus measure, wearing face masks from March 1 after 1,000 days.
This was made known by Chief Executive, John Lee.
We hope that the easing of COVID-19 restrictions will draw back tourists and boost business.
Hong Kong followed China’s zero-COVID policy for much of the pandemic but began unwinding the strict COVID rules last year.
“We think this is the best timing to make this decision. It is a clear message to show Hong Kong is resuming normalcy,” Lee said.
In high-risk places such as hospitals, administrators can decide whether to require staff and visitors to wear masks, he added.