A staff member in protective gear waits for arriving guests at the Ramada Hong Kong Grand in North Point, a designated quarantine hotel, on December 21. The Hong Kong government has since tightened its quarantine requirements for arrivals. Photo: Felix Wong A staff member in protective gear waits for arriving guests at the Ramada Hong Kong Grand in North Point, a designated quarantine hotel, on December 21. The Hong Kong government has since tightened its quarantine requirements for arrivals. Photo: Felix Wong
A staff member in protective gear waits for arriving guests at the Ramada Hong Kong Grand in North Point, a designated quarantine hotel, on December 21. The Hong Kong government has since tightened its quarantine requirements for arrivals. Photo: Felix Wong
Bernard Chan
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Opinion

Bernard Chan

If Hong Kong’s 21-day coronavirus quarantine must remain, let’s make it less painful

  • The city’s demanding restrictions on returning residents have disrupted plans and imposed a mental and financial strain on many. More should be done to make Hongkongers comfortable and healthy in quarantine, and ensure hotels are affordable

A staff member in protective gear waits for arriving guests at the Ramada Hong Kong Grand in North Point, a designated quarantine hotel, on December 21. The Hong Kong government has since tightened its quarantine requirements for arrivals. Photo: Felix Wong A staff member in protective gear waits for arriving guests at the Ramada Hong Kong Grand in North Point, a designated quarantine hotel, on December 21. The Hong Kong government has since tightened its quarantine requirements for arrivals. Photo: Felix Wong
A staff member in protective gear waits for arriving guests at the Ramada Hong Kong Grand in North Point, a designated quarantine hotel, on December 21. The Hong Kong government has since tightened its quarantine requirements for arrivals. Photo: Felix Wong
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.