Hong Kong lifts mask mandate from March 1

2023-03-01 13:16:14Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

Hong Kong lifted a mask mandate from March 1, bracing for normal life and boosting economic recovery in the city.

John Lee, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), told a press briefing before an executive council meeting on Tuesday that the move was based on several considerations, including data showing that the epidemic situation in Hong Kong was under control, Hong Kong has built a comprehensive anti-epidemic barrier and there was no major outbreak in hospitals and schools.

From Wednesday, people do not have to wear masks both outdoors and indoors, as well as on public transport, but high-risk places, such as hospitals and care homes, can still require visitors to wear a mask.


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