A woman walks past empty counters of Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong International Airport following fresh measures to control coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Hong Kong, China January 11, 2022.
REUTERS/Lam YikSummary Quarantine shortened to 14 days, starting Feb 5Local social distancing measures to be extended until Feb 17Schools to halt face to face lessons until Feb 21HONG KONG, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Hong Kong will cut quarantine for arriving travellers to 14 days from 21, starting from Feb. 5, leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday, after pressure from finance executives and foreign diplomats, who said the measure was hurting competitiveness.
Tough coronavirus rules have made Hong Kong one of the world's most isolated cities, with flights down as much as 90%.
Residents returning from more than 160 countries are required to quarantine for 21 days in designated hotels at their own cost.
Lam said that incoming travellers would have to spend 14 days in a hotel, followed by seven days of self-monitoring, with further details to be announced.
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