Hong Kong Scraps Wearing of COVID 19 Mask after 1,000 days.

by John Ojewale
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Hong Kong

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.


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