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Hong Kong scraps more virus curbs after China eases zero-COVID

City drops traveler restrictions, eases virus app rules as it ramps up reopening

A woman scans a Hong Kong government contact tracing QR code for the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile app at a shopping mall. The city is easing its app requirement as it unwinds years of tough virus rules.   © AP

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI -- Hong Kong is scrapping the use of a controversial contact tracing app and movement restrictions for incoming travelers, as mainland China also unwinds tough COVID curbs.

Beginning Wednesday, the financial hub will no longer require people to use the LeaveHomeSafe app to enter restaurants, gyms and other venues, while mobility curbs on visitors arriving in the city are also being ditched.

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