Written by: McKay
Last update date: 2020-10-27 15:56
The new crown pneumonia epidemic continues. The government announced today (27th) that starting next month, Hong Kong residents returning from the Mainland will be exempted from the 14-day compulsory quarantine.
The Secretary for Food and Health, Chen Zhaoshi, said that Hong Kong residents returning to Hong Kong from the Mainland can be exempted from the 14-day compulsory quarantine as long as they have a negative nucleic acid test (PCR) result, but he is unable to provide further information.
She emphasized that the epidemic situation in the Mainland, including Guangdong Province, has stabilized for a long time, and the risk of people returning to Hong Kong from the region is relatively small.
Chen Zhaoshi also said that Macau will not be excluded, but it will be implemented gradually.
As for the airport rapid test, the AA has cooperated with private laboratories to launch the trial as soon as tomorrow, but it is still necessary to understand the difference between the rapid test and the nucleic acid test.
On October 27, Chen Zhaoshi, Director of Food and Sanitation, announced the details of the new round of restrictions on gatherings.
(Photo by Zhang Haowei)
The health code has not been officially launched, but Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has announced today that residents returning to Hong Kong from the Mainland will be exempted from compulsory quarantine on the 14th next month.
Chen Zhaoshi pointed out that the relevant policies are still under discussion, and there are no details to add, but the general principle is that residents returning to Hong Kong need to have a negative nucleic acid test result, and they can be exempted from compulsory quarantine after returning to Hong Kong.
She emphasized that the epidemic situation in mainland China, such as Guangdong Province, has "stabilized for a long time," so it is believed that people who return to Hong Kong from this area have a lower risk of infection.
As for why Macau is not included, Chen Zhaoshi emphasized that Macau will not be excluded, but that relevant policies must be implemented gradually.
As for the airport rapid test, she revealed that the AA has cooperated with several private laboratories to study the difference between rapid virus and nucleic acid tests in sensitivity and other aspects from tomorrow. The most important thing is that the rapid test is sensitive and accurate.
She hopes that the research will be useful for reopening tourism in the future.
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