The first city residents cross the border under the Return2HK scheme, which allows for quarantine-free travel. Photo: K.Y. Cheng The first city residents cross the border under the Return2HK scheme, which allows for quarantine-free travel. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
The first city residents cross the border under the Return2HK scheme, which allows for quarantine-free travel. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader says sudden reversal of quarantine policy for residents returning from mainland China ‘not forced by outside pressure’

  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam says policy was adjusted only when it became apparent how many ‘Return2HK’ travellers were losing quarantine exemptions
  • Her predecessor CY Leung criticised the original arrangements, which designated all of Guangdong province as higher risk for Covid-19 on the basis of one infection

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The first city residents cross the border under the Return2HK scheme, which allows for quarantine-free travel. Photo: K.Y. Cheng The first city residents cross the border under the Return2HK scheme, which allows for quarantine-free travel. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
The first city residents cross the border under the Return2HK scheme, which allows for quarantine-free travel. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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