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HK extends quarantine policy for local residents until July 7

Hong Kong authorities announced today (Tuesday) that compulsory quarantine for travellers from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan will be extended by one month until July 7, newspaper South China Morning Post reported.

Meanwhile, the mandatory 14-day quarantine policy for overseas arrivals was also extended until September 18.

The announcement comes as the SAR extended several social distancing measures as six more coronavirus infections were confirmed in the city, taking its total to 1,094, with four related deaths.

Measures such as the eight-person limit and Covid-19 regulations governing the operation of restaurants and bars, are to in force until June 18.

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Food and Health Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee announced that sporadic infection cases or even small outbreaks in the community were expected, but maintained that measures to gradually ease restrictions on arrivals were still on-going.

The city’s authorities announced last week that they would create a health code system to certify residents when they visit Macau and Guangdong and vice-versa

No new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Macau for 55 days.