Staff of a hotel in North Point wait in protective gear for travellers from the UK to check in, on December 22. The hotel quarantine period for all arrivals from foreign countries was extended to 21 days on Christmas Day. Travellers from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan continue to serve home quarantine for 14 days. Photo: Felix Wong Staff of a hotel in North Point wait in protective gear for travellers from the UK to check in, on December 22. The hotel quarantine period for all arrivals from foreign countries was extended to 21 days on Christmas Day. Travellers from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan continue to serve home quarantine for 14 days. Photo: Felix Wong
Staff of a hotel in North Point wait in protective gear for travellers from the UK to check in, on December 22. The hotel quarantine period for all arrivals from foreign countries was extended to 21 days on Christmas Day. Travellers from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan continue to serve home quarantine for 14 days. Photo: Felix Wong

Letters | Hong Kong Covid fourth wave: why focusing prevention measures on airport arrivals is misguided

  • Given that the Covid-19 incubation period is usually around five days and arrivals are tested at least three times during travel and quarantine, they are unlikely to bring in the virus in large numbers
  • Instead of scapegoating vulnerable returnees, the wiser strategy would be to focus more on controlling community spread, such as seen with the dance cluster

Topic |   Hong Kong coronavirus fourth wave
Staff of a hotel in North Point wait in protective gear for travellers from the UK to check in, on December 22. The hotel quarantine period for all arrivals from foreign countries was extended to 21 days on Christmas Day. Travellers from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan continue to serve home quarantine for 14 days. Photo: Felix Wong Staff of a hotel in North Point wait in protective gear for travellers from the UK to check in, on December 22. The hotel quarantine period for all arrivals from foreign countries was extended to 21 days on Christmas Day. Travellers from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan continue to serve home quarantine for 14 days. Photo: Felix Wong
Staff of a hotel in North Point wait in protective gear for travellers from the UK to check in, on December 22. The hotel quarantine period for all arrivals from foreign countries was extended to 21 days on Christmas Day. Travellers from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan continue to serve home quarantine for 14 days. Photo: Felix Wong
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