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Hong Kong to ease strict Covid measures from April, lifts flight ban

Hong Kong's border has been shut since 2020 with very few flights able to land, effectively isolating a city that had built a reputation as a global financial hub

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Travellers wearing face mask and shield, walk at the China-Hong Kong border of Shenzhen Bay Port, during the coronavirus disease pandemic in Hong Kong (Photo: Reuters)

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Hong Kong plans to relax some anti-COVID-19 measures next month, lifting a ban on flights from nine countries, reducing quarantine time for arrivals from abroad and reopening schools.

The moves, announced on Monday by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, could quieten some criticism from residents who have become increasingly frustrated with the city's stringent measures, some of which have been in place for over two years.

The flight ban would be lifted from April 1, while hotel quarantine for arrivals could be cut to seven days from 14 if residents tested negative, Lam told a news briefing. She had previously said measures would

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First Published: Mar 21 2022 | 10:37 AM IST

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