Omicron coronavirus variant: no need to bar returning Hong Kong residents, as tough border-control measures in place, health minister says

Hong Kong’s health minister has said new border-control measures designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus’ Omicron variant are stringent enough, brushing aside the idea the city’s border should be closed even to returning residents.Spain, the Netherlands and Portugal are among the countries that have detected Omicron cases within the 24 hours since the Hong Kong government last updated its list of high-risk countries, from which non-residents are barred and returning city dwellers face…


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