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Covid-19: Gov’t extends vaccination order for more groups of workers despite 56-day streak of zero local cases


Hong Kong’s government has announced that more groups of workers must get vaccinated or face compulsory testing at their own expense even though the city has gone for 56 days without a locally transmitted Covid infection.

The new rules announced Monday apply to civil servants, care home workers, school employees and Hospital Authority staff. Existing measures such as the four-person limit on outdoor gatherings and restaurant restrictions have been extended until August 18.

(From left) Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Secretary for the Civil Servant Patrick Nip and Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung meeting the press on August 2, 2021. Photo: Candice Chau/HKFP.

Officials also announced a new quarantine scheme for incoming travellers, with countries re-categorised into three groups: high, medium, and low risk.



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