Hong Kong’s ‘Zero COVID’ policy

On December 6, 2021, Hong Kong implemented its new ‘Zero Covid Policy’.

Highlights

  • With the implementation of new rules, travellers from the United States will be subject to highest tier of quarantine measures in semi-autonomous city, having some of the strictest anti-Covid policies worldwide.
  • Hongkong will make the US the first country outside Africa to be placed under the quarantine centre order since Omicron variant was first detected in November month.
  • Only fully vaccinated travellers from the US will be allowed to enter the Hong Kong and will also be required to spend their first seven days at a quarantine centre accompanied with daily testing and health monitoring.
  • Following this, they will require to spend another 14 days in quarantine at a hotel booked in advance.

Hong kong’s strategy

Hong Kong has followed China’s lead in adopting a “zero-Covid strategy”. This strategy has led to toughest quarantine and testing measures worldwide. This policy has kept infections low.

About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city and special administrative region of China. It is located on the eastern Pearl River Delta in South China. It has more than 7.5 million residents of various nationalities.  City is one of the most densely populated places worldwide. It is one of the most developed cities of the world, with the most expensive housing.

History of Hong Kong

Hong Kong was established as a British Empire colony, after Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island from Xin’an County in 1841. In 1960, it was expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula and further extended when Britain got a 99-year lease of New Territories in 1898. Japan had occupied British Hong Kong from 1941 to 1945. Whole territory was transferred to China in the year 1997.

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