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Hong Kong cuts weeklong COVID hotel quarantine to 3 days

Additional 4 days at home still mandatory under new rules taking effect Friday

Hong Kong will cut its COVID-19 quarantine period for all arrivals to three days.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong on Monday cut its weeklong hotel quarantine to three days in the latest easing of strict COVID-19 measures that dented the city's reputation as a global financial hub.

The new rules, which come into effect on Friday, require all arriving visitors to spend an additional four days in home isolation after finishing the mandatory quarantine, and they will be not be allowed to enter restaurants and bars during that period.

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