Hong Kong and the Mainland have fully cleared customs from today (6th). Citizens do not need to make an appointment for quotas or provide negative nucleic acid test certificates to pass the customs. Mainland tour groups and independent travelers also resumed entry to Hong Kong. Cross-border students resumed in two stages starting from February 8. Hong Kong face-to-face classroom.
▼The government announced that it will resume full customs clearance with the mainland on February 6▼
▼Report on the epidemic situation on February 6▼
[07:00] Labor disputes broke out in the Penny's Bay Isolation Center recently.
The Hong Kong government revoked the isolation order arrangements for confirmed cases from January 30, and the community isolation facilities will operate until the 28th of this month.
"Hong Kong 01" learned that some employees of the Penny's Bay Isolation and Quarantine Center said that the management required a large number of outsourced security guards and cleaners to work until the 12th of this month on the grounds of the Department of Health's request to reduce the manpower establishment, which caused employee dissatisfaction capital.
Some employees claimed that they were induced to sign a voluntary resignation document, and worried that they would not be able to receive severance pay and contract gratuity. They are planning actions including mobilizing to the Labor Department today (5th) to claim for help.
Some employees estimate that half of the 500 security guards and cleaners are facing layoffs.
The dismissal letter from China Overseas Property Services Co., Ltd. stated that the Department of Health requested a reduction in manpower.
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▼On February 5th, citizens watch the Lantern Festival▼
▼Report on the epidemic situation on February 5▼
Comprehensive customs clearance｜Maple Street inspection station will explode and become deserted within half a month
[18:20] Hong Kong and the Mainland will be fully cleared from Monday (6th), citizens returning to the Mainland will no longer need to undergo nucleic acid testing.
Reporter today (5th) went to the testing station at the Maple Street Playground, which was exploded half a month ago. It is hoped that the relevant regulations on nucleic acid testing can be abolished as soon as possible.
In addition, some citizens are also worried that as the demand for testing decreases, the number of community testing stations will also be greatly reduced. They hope that some testing stations in urban areas can be retained until all epidemic prevention policies are relaxed and testing is no longer required.
[17:50] Entering the first Lantern Festival (5th) when the epidemic returned to normal, the time-honored "Minfeng Noodle Shop" that sells traditional glutinous rice balls has a long queue. It takes at least 40 minutes for customers to successfully line up at the store. outside the door.
In order to avoid group gatherings, some regular customers have not helped for more than a year, so they are willing to wait.
The person in charge of the store revealed that the prices of flour and other ingredients are constantly increasing, but in order to tide over the difficulties with the neighbors, the price will not be increased for the time being.
▼On February 5th, citizens waited in line to buy soup balls from Tsuen Wan’s time-honored brand▼
[17:30] Since January 30, Hong Kong has canceled the quarantine order for people diagnosed with the new crown. Today (5th) there are 400 new positive cases of new crown pneumonia nucleic acid test, which is about 10% lower than yesterday. 2,958 cases.
There were 7 more deaths related to the new crown, bringing the total to 55.
On the eve of full customs clearance︱Famous shops in Tsim Sha Tsui are getting more and more people from the mainland. The service is as friendly as Macau’s tourism industry. Yang Runxiong: Passengers will not search for air tickets from building to building | The effect is expected to be fully recovered in one and a half years｜Yang Runxiong describes the measures as "more power to return and return" to attract tourists, but it is difficult to predict the degree of recovery
[16:20] The mainland and Hong Kong will be fully cleared tomorrow (6th), and the nucleic acid testing requirements and quotas before entry and exit will be cancelled. In addition, the Luohu Port will be reopened, and the Heung Yuen Wai/Liantang Port will also be opened for passenger clearance for the first time.
At noon today (5th), around Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, the "Famous Shop Street" has gradually become crowded, with mainland tourists coming here to buy designer handbags and clothing.
Some tourists from Shenzhen were satisfied with the shopping experience, thinking that the service attitude was comparable to that of Macau, and said that they would travel to Hong Kong again after full customs clearance; however, some tourists also pointed out that the service attitude of shop assistants has regressed and is not as good as before the epidemic.
▼On February 5th, Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui gradually became crowded▼
[13:16] The epidemic has lasted for three years. Last month, the first international cruise ship finally arrived in Hong Kong. This year, more than 80 routes will visit Hong Kong.
Yang Runxiong, director of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, said in a TV program today (5th) that he will vigorously promote cruise tourism, and consider offering discounts or other discounts to attract cruise ships to Hong Kong. "I hope we can do more.
" The Kai Tak isolation facility is located near the Tak Cruise Terminal, and he thinks it is necessary to move it out. Yang said, "Of course (passengers) will be affected by the surrounding environment when they arrive. Even if it is an isolation facility, the image or building of the isolation facility, or The design can be more beautified, and it can also give them a better understanding of Hong Kong." He also pointed out that tourists will not explore and understand the buildings in Hong Kong one by one, so there is no need to worry too much.
[12:31] The government announced last Thursday (2nd) the launch of the "Hello Hong Kong!"
Yang Runxiong, director of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, said in a TV program today (5th) that the distribution of 700,000 air tickets is a "big" amount, and that "more power (air tickets) to attract everyone is actually a good one." strategy.” As for whether there is an expiration date for the ticket, he pointed out that each airline ticket is different, and the airline will explain the details when promoting or arranging gifts in individual regions.
He also pointed out that it is difficult to estimate the degree of recovery of Hong Kong tourists, because after three years, everyone's habit of going out may have changed.
▼Report on the epidemic situation on February 4▼
[17:11] Since this Monday (30th), Hong Kong has canceled the quarantine order for people diagnosed with the new crown. Today (4th) there were 469 new positive cases of new crown pneumonia nucleic acid test. The number is similar to yesterday. 2,558 cases.
There were 7 more deaths related to the new crown, bringing the total to 48.
▼On February 4th, the Sham Shui Po quick test agent fell below the reserve price as low as $1 box▼
The epidemic is slowing down, the demand for testing is low, and the price of rapid test kits is high, as low as one mosquito box in Sham Shui Po
[13:07] As the epidemic slows down and anti-epidemic measures are withdrawn, the prices of anti-epidemic supplies on the market have also dropped significantly. Although measures such as rapid testing in schools are still maintained, the rapid testing kits are already cheap.
The reporter found in Sham Shui Po today (4th) that there is a rapid test agent as low as a stick of mosquito. Some shop assistants said that compared with the peak of the epidemic, the price difference was 10 times, and some citizens said that they would not hoard the quick test.
Hello Hong Kong｜The Tourism Board subsidizes "Hong Kong Gifts" consumer coupons of 100 yuan each, involving an additional 100 million yuan
[12:37] The government launched a series of "Hello, Hong Kong!" campaigns to attract tourists to Hong Kong. The entire promotional cost is about 100 million yuan. The Tourism Board will also distribute 1 million copies of "Hong Kong Gifts" in conjunction with the local catering and retail industries. "Consumption coupons.
Cheng Dingyi, Director-General of the Tourism Board, said in a TV program today (4th) that the "Hong Kong Gifts" coupons are worth at least 100 yuan each, and the Tourism Board will subsidize merchants with 100 yuan for each gift, that is, additional Additional use of about 100 million yuan.
▼On February 2, the government will hold the "Hello, Hong Kong!" launch ceremony to announce the free air tickets▼
Comprehensive customs clearance｜Transportation Bureau: 2.6 Cancellation of high-speed rail ticket sales limit is discussing restart of long-distance services
[10:34] China and Hong Kong will fully open customs clearance next Monday (6th). The Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Lam Sai-hung, wrote in his blog today (4th) that the limit on the number of high-speed rail tickets available for sale per day will be closed It will be canceled at the same time next Monday, and it is pointed out that it is discussing with relevant authorities to reopen high-speed rail long-distance services.
▼On February 3, the government announced that it will have full customs clearance with the mainland on February 6▼
▼The situation of the testing station in the first three days before the nucleic acid exemption in Beishang on February 3▼
▼Preparation for the reopening of MTR Lo Wu Station on February 3▼
Comprehensive customs clearance｜Going north does not require nucleic acid negative, testing business is expected to drop by 60% deployment and reduce manpower to fully clear customs｜Ministry of Culture and Tourism: Resume travel agency operations for inbound and outbound group tours from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Comprehensive customs clearance｜Travel industry expects group fees for visiting Hong Kong to be available at the end of February Or increase 60% to 1,000 yuan for comprehensive customs clearance｜Emperor Bus 2.6 resumes operation every 30 minutes with a bus fee of 10 yuan to support Alipay payment for comprehensive customs clearance｜KMB and Citybus plan to launch 3 routes B7, B8 and B9 to and from Heung Yuen Wai Port for comprehensive customs clearance in multiple districts ｜Luohu City is still ten rooms and nine vacant, and there are shop owners expecting hundreds of thousands of yuan to enter the goods to welcome the switch and complete customs clearance｜Luohu Station reopens on 2.6 every 4 to 8 minutes, with two departures from Luohu and one departure from Lok Ma Chau. Complete customs clearance strategy｜All ports Check out the opening hours, East Rail schedule, and customs clearance details
What are the arrangements for comprehensive customs clearance on February 6?
From February 6th, there are 4 major measures for comprehensive customs clearance, and after the full customs clearance, the quarantine and testing requirements have also been updated, and 3 ports including Luohu have been opened, and the express test from Macau to Hong Kong has been withdrawn. See details.
Comprehensive customs clearance traffic arrangements?
The government announced today that it will complete customs clearance with the mainland from February 6. KMB and Citybus plan to open multiple routes to the Heung Yuen Wai Port, and the Huanggang cross-boundary shuttle bus (the "Huang Bus") will resume service on February 6. See service details.
The MTR is ready, and the opening hours will be the same as before. For details of the Lo Wu train and Lok Ma Chau train services, please see.