Letters | Hong Kong Covid quarantine: does case data support three weeks of isolation?
- How many travellers completed their two-week quarantine with negative test results but were subsequently found to be infected?
The Department of Health will now have comprehensive records of over 11,000 cases of the Covid-19 virus in Hong Kong. Could they please state how many of these cases were travellers who had completed their two-week quarantine with negative test results, but were subsequently found to be infected?
In how many of these cases was there no reasonable doubt that they could not have been infected while in quarantine or subsequently?
Only with this explanation can Hong Kong be assured that the third week of quarantine is not really just a tax levied on travellers to provide much needed financial support to our excellent hotels.
The Immigration Department advises that a non-Chinese national, who has been absent from Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than 36 months since ordinarily residing in Hong Kong, will lose their permanent residency status.
In view of the inability of some to return to Hong Kong at the present time, will the government relax this requirement?
Ronald Taylor, Pok Fu Lam