Hong Kong Will Remove Covid-19 Quarantine Requirement from Jan. 30

Hong Kong announced on Thursday that beginning January 30, people infected with Covid-19 will no longer be required to quarantine, a massive step toward existing coronavirus restrictions that have been in place for about three years.

This decision comes after China made a similar one on January 8 to lower Covid-19 from a severe respiratory disease to an endemic disease, which led to the lifting of isolation requirements.

“I have decided to scrap the quarantine order for COVID-infected patients. This is one of the important steps towards normalcy,” city leader John Lee told a legislative meeting on Thursday.

However, masks are still compulsory in Hong Kong, except when people are engaged in sports.