Government advisers had recommended shortening the quarantine period to 14 days. Photo: Martin Chan
Government advisers had recommended shortening the quarantine period to 14 days. Photo: Martin Chan

Omicron: Hong Kong shortens quarantine period for Covid-19 close contacts to 14 days to ease strain on capacity

  • Officials say capacity and public health reasons justify move but change will not apply to incoming travellers
  • Government source says policy was not extended to arrivals because local outbreak is driven by Omicron while globally Delta and other variants are still ‘out there’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Government advisers had recommended shortening the quarantine period to 14 days. Photo: Martin Chan
Government advisers had recommended shortening the quarantine period to 14 days. Photo: Martin Chan
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