With the epidemic situation maintaining about 15,000 cases, the government announced today (20th) that starting from this Thursday (22nd) "Winter Solstice", the capacity restrictions on restaurants, bars, performance venues and other listed premises will be lifted, and banquets will no longer be held. There is an upper limit on the number of people, and there is no need to take a quick test when entering bars and banquets. Eating is allowed in public entertainment places and outdoor areas.
As for the mask order and the vaccine pass will continue to be maintained, the government will review the daily quick test requirements of students.
▼On December 20, the government announced the relaxation of capacity restrictions on listed premises▼
Li Xiayin, deputy director of the Medical and Health Bureau, announced that starting from this Thursday, some epidemic prevention measures will be withdrawn:
1 Removal of 85% capacity limit for catering establishments, bars
, pubs and listed establishments
2 Revocation of the upper limit on the number of people
at banquets and events
Food can be eaten in the outdoor area, Mahjong Tin Kau Playground, and the stadium
▼On the evening of December 18th, hundreds of fans watched the World Cup final in Olympian City▼
To maintain the mask order and the vaccination pass, students still need to take a quick test
Li Xiayin said that the mask order and the vaccine pass will be maintained. She said that wearing a mask is a more cost-effective way to protect citizens, and the vaccine pass can prevent citizens who have not completed the vaccination from going to high-risk places.
As for the daily quick test requirements for students will continue, Li Xiayin pointed out that the authorities will discuss with different sectors to provide professional medical advice, and the school will start holidays, and the authorities will review the arrangements with the Education Bureau.
When asked why there are still more than 10,000 confirmed cases every day, and the authorities still relax the epidemic prevention measures, Li Xiayin explained that it has been three years since the epidemic was fought, and society is already returning to normal. It just depends on the pace. The government will pay attention to whether there is time to go to the hospital. Relaxation, she also pointed out that Hong Kong did not grasp the epidemic situation three years ago, and now understands that the public has also been vaccinated, and will find room to relax the remaining measures.
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