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3+4 Isolation|Leung Shau Kee: Hong Kong's epidemic prevention policy is too strict

2022-08-09T04:07:50.864Z

The government has shortened the quarantine period for overseas arrivals from 7 days of hotel quarantine to "3+4", that is, 3 days of hotel quarantine followed by 4 days of home surveillance. Leung Shau Kee, President of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, said on the radio program this morning (9th) that the shortened



The government has shortened the quarantine period for overseas arrivals from 7 days of hotel quarantine to "3+4", that is, 3 days of hotel quarantine followed by 4 days of home surveillance.

Leung Shau Kee, President of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, said on the radio program this morning (9th) that shortening the hotel quarantine to 3 days is an acceptable practice, which is of great help to short-term business travelers. It is expected that 70-80% of short-term business activities can resume, but For the exhibition industry, the help is limited, because business visitors who come to Hong Kong to attend exhibitions generally only stay for two to three days, and they still have great concerns about the "3+4" plan.


The hotel quarantine period will be shortened to "3+4", and inbound travelers should update the safe travel program and implement the red-yellow code system.

(Photo by Li Zetong)

Leung Shau Kee pointed out that short-term business travelers will usually rest in hotels for a day or two before starting work. Therefore, the 3-day hotel quarantine period is acceptable. There will be a group of business visitors who may not visit Hong Kong, and the number of business visitors to Hong Kong will be lower than before the COVID-19 outbreak.

He pointed out that compared with other international cities, Hong Kong's epidemic prevention policy is too strict, and other cities such as Singapore no longer need to be quarantined, causing Hong Kong to lose a lot of business activities. It is hoped that the SAR government will achieve zero quarantine clearance before November.

Leung Shau Kee, President of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

(Photo by Luo Junhao)

He said that Hong Kong has its own advantages and attractiveness. He hoped that business activities that have left Hong Kong will be held in Hong Kong as soon as possible, but he is worried that business activities will be gone forever if they leave Hong Kong for too long. cost.

He mentioned that customs clearance with the mainland is equally important to Hong Kong, and he hopes that the current government will negotiate with the mainland to shorten the quarantine time to and from the mainland.

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Source: hk1

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