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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

Taxi fares to be raised

The Transport Department announced today that the new fares for urban, New Territories and Lantau taxis will take effect from July 17.   The new flagfall charges for urban, New Territories and Lantau taxis for the first two kilometres will be $27, $23.5 and $22.   Afterwards, incremental charges below $93.5, $74.5 and $175 will be $1.9, $1.7 and $1.7.   Incremental charges above $93.5, $74.5 and $175 will be $1.3, $1.3 and $1.5.   Concerning additional charges, the fare for every piece of baggage carried, except light personal hand baggage carried inside the passenger compartment, will remain at $6.   Additionally, the fares for every animal or bird carried and every hiring arranged through telephone booking will still be $5.   From this Sunday, taxi drivers must display the fare conversion tables issued by the department in the vehicle if the taximeters are yet to be adjusted to display the new fares.   While passengers are required to pay the new fares according to the conversion tables, taxi drivers must state the new fares when they issue receipts to passengers.
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