LettersHong Kong coronavirus: fickle policies on UK hurt families and the economy
- The sudden reversals of policy for UK arrivals and eventual ban on all flights from Britain as of July 1 have destroyed much-needed family reunions and policy credibility
On June 21, Chief Executive Carrie Lam was looking forward to shortening the mandatory hotel quarantine to seven days from June 30, for fully vaccinated arrivals from countries including the UK. Parents celebrated, as children at British schools could come home for summer.
Having policies that are nonsensical is one thing. Having policies that are nonsensical and fickle is a recipe for economic and mental malaise.
Mark McFarland, Tai Po