Hong Kong will ease quarantine restrictions on travellers from mainland China, providing exemptions for school pupils crossing the border daily and any arrivals from the north deemed economically important, the city’s health chief says.
“Regarding the epidemic situation in China, it is more or less under control. Of course, they have some new cases every day – not a big number – but most are imported,” she said.
“In the context of [preparing] society for getting back to normal, students, especially cross border-students, are one category we recommended the Education Bureau needed to look into. If there is a resumption of schools one day, then what are we going to do with these cross-border students, and what are the measures that need to be taken into consideration?”