Technical issues plague Hong Kong’s new health code as some Covid-free users struggle to access venues requiring vaccine pass


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Problems continued to plague Hong Kong’s new health-code system on Friday, three days after it was introduced, with officials noting some users had encountered status update delays that determined if they could access premises under the Covid-19 vaccine pass. The Labour Department, meanwhile, warned businesses it was illegal to place employees on paid annual leave to avoid staff working whilst undergoing medical surveillance. The new health-code system launched on Tuesday and forms part of the government’s “3+4” scheme that took effect on Friday, cutting the hotel quarantine period from seven days to three, with travellers allowed to spend the remaining...