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New round of quarantine hotels set

(To watch the full media session with sign language interpretation, click here.)   A total of 36 hotels will provide about 10,000 rooms under the second round of the Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme, Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said today.   In a media briefing this afternoon, Mr Nip noted that four hotels will join the scheme, while four hotels that took part in the scheme’s first round have chosen to withdraw.   Mr Nip said: “As regards the four hotels (from the first round) that decided to withdraw from the scheme, it is because of their own considerations or commercial reasons.”   The 36 designated quarantine hotels, with the contract period lasting from February 20 to April 20, will provide rooms of various types and rates for selection by returnees to Hong Kong.   Mr Nip explained that the Government has increased the number of hotels offering lower room rates in this new cycle.   “In this second round, we have increased the number of hotels that cha

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