A board shows cancelled international flights at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on November 29, 2021. Japan is among a number of Asian countries that have enforced more stringent travel restrictions in response to the Omicron threat. Photo: EPA-EFE
A board shows cancelled international flights at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on November 29, 2021. Japan is among a number of Asian countries that have enforced more stringent travel restrictions in response to the Omicron threat. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Does new Omicron variant justify Hong Kong’s extreme 21-day quarantine?

  • A patient who tested positive for Omicron while in quarantine is an apparent win for Hong Kong’s unpopularly long isolation enforcement
  • Nevertheless, the city is pressing ahead with the quarantine-free December reopening of its border with mainland China

A board shows cancelled international flights at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on November 29, 2021. Japan is among a number of Asian countries that have enforced more stringent travel restrictions in response to the Omicron threat. Photo: EPA-EFE
A board shows cancelled international flights at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on November 29, 2021. Japan is among a number of Asian countries that have enforced more stringent travel restrictions in response to the Omicron threat. Photo: EPA-EFE
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