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Latest quarantine rules explained

The “3+4” quarantine arrangement for arrivals to Hong Kong is not a relaxation and inbound travellers must spend three days in hotel quarantine in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 from abroad, Secretary for Health Prof Lo Chung-mau said today.   He made the remarks to reporters after attending a radio programme and explained that there is a difference between local residents who test positive for the virus and inbound travellers.   “The fact is that local residents are already in the community and are already living in their home environment. There is a difference. Whereas for those inbound passengers, they have not yet got into the community, so we have the responsibility to stop them getting into the community. For local residents, when they tested positive, they are already at home, and that is the difference.   “We have to stop the viruses coming from abroad. There is also the possibility of more variants of the virus coming from abroad, and we have to make sure that we p

HK fencers bag bronze medals

Hong Kong fencers Cheung Ka-long and Vivian Kong each won a bronze medal at the 2022 Fencing World Championships.   While Cheung bagged a medal in the Men’s Foil Individual event, Kong scored one in the Women’s Epee Individual competition.   Congratulating the athletes today, Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung said: “With excellent performances in the competitions, Cheung Ka-long and Vivian Kong have won the well-deserved medals by showcasing Hong Kong athletes' talent and perseverance.”   Mr Yeung pointed out that in addition to the two medals taken home by the Hong Kong team, Cheung has also made history again by achieving the best result ever for a Hong Kong fencer in the men’s event in the championships.   “We are thrilled by their achievements. I hope the fencing team will continue to strive for excellence in the team events,” Mr Yeung added.
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