Coronavirus: easing quarantine measures won’t increase transmission risks, Hong Kong health minister says, as city logs 4,045 cases


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Hong Kong’s health minister has dismissed fears that the easing of quarantine measures for overseas arrivals will increase Covid-19 transmission risks in the community, but declined to lay down a time frame for the city to fully reopen for travellers. A day after the government cut the hotel quarantine period from seven to three days, Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau on Tuesday said officials needed to assess the local epidemic situation and look into relevant data before completely scrapping the hotel arrangement and allowing seven days of home medical surveillance instead, as suggested by a leading microbiologist. “We have yet...