Experts warn that isolation units at the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre (pictured) will soon run out as more Omicron-hit countries are subjected to additional entry restrictions. Photo: Bloomberg
Experts warn that isolation units at the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre (pictured) will soon run out as more Omicron-hit countries are subjected to additional entry restrictions. Photo: Bloomberg

Omicron variant: how long can Hong Kong maintain tough quarantine rules amid global wave? Experts warn current approach unsustainable

  • Limited capacity means rules requiring arrivals from Omicron-hit countries to quarantine in a government camp cannot hold forever, health experts say
  • The Penny’s Bay camp has just over 1,900 units set aside for incoming travellers and close contacts combined, with occupancy steadily ticking upwards

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Experts warn that isolation units at the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre (pictured) will soon run out as more Omicron-hit countries are subjected to additional entry restrictions. Photo: Bloomberg
Experts warn that isolation units at the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre (pictured) will soon run out as more Omicron-hit countries are subjected to additional entry restrictions. Photo: Bloomberg
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