(Xinhua/Lo Ping Fai)

HK government extends quarantine measures until August 7

The Hong Kong government has extended the 14-day compulsory quarantine regulations for people from Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan arriving in the city for one month until August 7.

The Hong Kong government added that it is maintaining close communication with the relevant departments of the Guangdong Province and the Macau SAR Government on a mutual health recognition testing and mutual quarantine exemption.

The authorities of the neighbouring SAR also announced that they will extend the social gatherings restriction until July 16, with the maximum number of people in public places will be maintained at 50.

Last week, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng indicated that the recent outbreak in Beijing had delayed discussions for establishing a travel bubble between Macau, Hong Kong and the Guangdong Province.

Yesterday four additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong were confirmed, taking the number of cases to 1,204.