Experts urge residents not to engage in outdoor exercises that are too vigorous when Hong Kong’s ramped-up mask-wearing rules kick in on Wednesday. Photo: Felix Wong
Experts urge residents not to engage in outdoor exercises that are too vigorous when Hong Kong’s ramped-up mask-wearing rules kick in on Wednesday. Photo: Felix Wong

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Hong Kong Covid-19 third wave: do you need to wear a mask if you exercise outdoors … or should you exercise at all?

  • Unlike in Singapore, mask-wearing exceptions do not apply to people who want to work up a sweat outdoors
  • Experts urge fitness enthusiasts to stay home or tone down activities while still wearing masks, as physical exertion with face coverings may lead to breathing problems

Experts urge residents not to engage in outdoor exercises that are too vigorous when Hong Kong’s ramped-up mask-wearing rules kick in on Wednesday. Photo: Felix Wong
Experts urge residents not to engage in outdoor exercises that are too vigorous when Hong Kong’s ramped-up mask-wearing rules kick in on Wednesday. Photo: Felix Wong
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