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The new Hong Kong yearbook is now online!
The new Hong Kong yearbook is now online!

With a wealth of facts and figures, the new Hong Kong 2020 yearbook provides an extensive account of government policy and activities and an overview of Hong Kong's life and developments in 2020. There are 22 chapters covering different subjects and 10 colour sections with more than 90 photos of events, people and places in Hong Kong. Click here to view the yearbook.

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The new Hong Kong yearbook is now online!

With a wealth of facts and figures, the new Hong Kong 2020 yearbook provides an extensive account of government policy and activities and an overview of Hong Kong's life and developments in 2020. There are 22 chapters covering different subjects and 10 colour sections with more than 90 photos of events, people and places in Hong Kong. Click here to view the yearbook.

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HKSAR Government to maintain most of the social distancing measures in Hong Kong
HKSAR Government to maintain most of the social distancing measures in Hong Kong

A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said social distancing measures currently in place will be maintained for 14 days until 4 August. To further enhance clarity on the restrictions and requirements applicable to closed-door activities, the Government will introduce a new type of scheduled premises, namely 'event premises', where specified events such as meetings, forums, exhibitions, ceremonial events and celebratory events (including weddings and certain business meetings) can be conducted subject to the adoption of relevant infection control measures. The Government calls on the public to receive vaccination as soon as possible so that herd immunity can be achieved and social distancing measures can be further relaxed.

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HKSAR Government to maintain most of the social distancing measures in Hong Kong

A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said social distancing measures currently in place will be maintained for 14 days until 4 August. To further enhance clarity on the restrictions and requirements applicable to closed-door activities, the Government will introduce a new type of scheduled premises, namely 'event premises', where specified events such as meetings, forums, exhibitions, ceremonial events and celebratory events (including weddings and certain business meetings) can be conducted subject to the adoption of relevant infection control measures. The Government calls on the public to receive vaccination as soon as possible so that herd immunity can be achieved and social distancing measures can be further relaxed.

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Government tightens quarantine requirements for persons arriving from Russia
Government tightens quarantine requirements for persons arriving from Russia

In view of the recent rebound of the epidemic situation in Russia and a number of cases with L452R mutant virus strains detected by tests from arrivals who have stayed in Russia, the Government will specify Russia as a very high-risk Group A2 specified place with effect from July 16, 2021. All persons who have stayed in any Group A2 specified place on the day of boarding for Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day, regardless of being fully vaccinated or not, have to present at boarding a negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft, as well as the confirmation of a room reservation for 21 nights in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong. They will be subject to 21-day compulsory quarantine at designated quarantine hotels, with four tests to be conducted during the period, followed by a seven-day self-monitoring period as well as compulsory testing on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong at any Community Testing Centre.

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Government tightens quarantine requirements for persons arriving from Russia

In view of the recent rebound of the epidemic situation in Russia and a number of cases with L452R mutant virus strains detected by tests from arrivals who have stayed in Russia, the Government will specify Russia as a very high-risk Group A2 specified place with effect from July 16, 2021. All persons who have stayed in any Group A2 specified place on the day of boarding for Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day, regardless of being fully vaccinated or not, have to present at boarding a negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft, as well as the confirmation of a room reservation for 21 nights in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong. They will be subject to 21-day compulsory quarantine at designated quarantine hotels, with four tests to be conducted during the period, followed by a seven-day self-monitoring period as well as compulsory testing on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong at any Community Testing Centre.

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Most of the social distancing measures in Hong Kong to be maintained
Most of the social distancing measures in Hong Kong to be maintained

A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said, having observed the implementation of the second-phase measures introduced under the 'vaccine bubble' on June 24, the Government will maintain most of the social distancing measures currently in place while refining the measures applicable to places of amusement, places of public entertainment, sports premises and swimming pools from July 8 for a period of 14 days until July 21. The spokesman also said that the threat brought by mutant strains to the global epidemic situation cannot be neglected and called on the public to receive vaccination in Hong Kong as soon as possible.

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Most of the social distancing measures in Hong Kong to be maintained

A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said, having observed the implementation of the second-phase measures introduced under the 'vaccine bubble' on June 24, the Government will maintain most of the social distancing measures currently in place while refining the measures applicable to places of amusement, places of public entertainment, sports premises and swimming pools from July 8 for a period of 14 days until July 21. The spokesman also said that the threat brought by mutant strains to the global epidemic situation cannot be neglected and called on the public to receive vaccination in Hong Kong as soon as possible.

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Government invokes place-specific flight suspension mechanism for the UK and suspends passenger flights from the UK
Government invokes place-specific flight suspension mechanism for the UK and suspends passenger flights from the UK

The Government announced today (June 28) the invocation of the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for the United Kingdom (UK). From 0.00am on July 1 (Hong Kong time), all passenger flights from the UK will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong. The UK will also at the same time be specified as an extremely high-risk Group A1 specified place to restrict persons who have stayed in that place for more than two hours from boarding passenger flights for Hong Kong, so as to stop persons from the relevant place from travelling to Hong Kong via transit.

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Government invokes place-specific flight suspension mechanism for the UK and suspends passenger flights from the UK

The Government announced today (June 28) the invocation of the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for the United Kingdom (UK). From 0.00am on July 1 (Hong Kong time), all passenger flights from the UK will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong. The UK will also at the same time be specified as an extremely high-risk Group A1 specified place to restrict persons who have stayed in that place for more than two hours from boarding passenger flights for Hong Kong, so as to stop persons from the relevant place from travelling to Hong Kong via transit.

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An additional hotel under the fourth cycle of Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme (June 20 - August 31)
An additional hotel under the fourth cycle of Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme (June 20 - August 31)

The Government announced today (June 25) that one more temporary designated quarantine hotel would be added, from June 29, to the fourth cycle of the Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme (June 20 - August 31, 2021). Furthermore, in response to recent strong demand for hotel rooms, approvals have recently been given to designated hotels under the fourth cycle with blocked-off rooms to release around 1,400 blocked-off rooms. Together with the additional temporary designated quarantine hotel announced today, there will be a total of 34 hotels providing around 10,700 rooms in the fourth cycle (see full list from here). The Government will continue to closely monitor the situation.

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An additional hotel under the fourth cycle of Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme (June 20 - August 31)

The Government announced today (June 25) that one more temporary designated quarantine hotel would be added, from June 29, to the fourth cycle of the Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme (June 20 - August 31, 2021). Furthermore, in response to recent strong demand for hotel rooms, approvals have recently been given to designated hotels under the fourth cycle with blocked-off rooms to release around 1,400 blocked-off rooms. Together with the additional temporary designated quarantine hotel announced today, there will be a total of 34 hotels providing around 10,700 rooms in the fourth cycle (see full list from here). The Government will continue to closely monitor the situation.

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