Staff members outside quarantine rooms at the Hong Kong government’s facility in Penny’s Bay, now a holding area for arrivals from countries with Omicron risks. Photo: Bloomberg
Staff members outside quarantine rooms at the Hong Kong government’s facility in Penny’s Bay, now a holding area for arrivals from countries with Omicron risks. Photo: Bloomberg

Omicron variant: why is mainland China not under Hong Kong’s high-risk group? Accusations of double standards, as 2 cases recorded across border

  • Experts say different sets of rules not unusual, as central and city authorities are aligned on zero-Covid stance, while rest of world opens up
  • Specialist admits city’s multi-tier classification untenable, recommending 21-day quarantine for countries with community spread, and flight ban if imports arrive

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Staff members outside quarantine rooms at the Hong Kong government’s facility in Penny’s Bay, now a holding area for arrivals from countries with Omicron risks. Photo: Bloomberg
Staff members outside quarantine rooms at the Hong Kong government’s facility in Penny’s Bay, now a holding area for arrivals from countries with Omicron risks. Photo: Bloomberg
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