Clear boundaries imposing social distancing measures will be seen on tables in a Hong Kong restaurant on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
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From bars and pubs to sports activities venues and karaoke rooms, Hong Kong will ban most public actions from Friday.
The Asian monetary heart will impose strict Covid-19 measures for 2 weeks – from Friday to January 20 – as the town prepares for the unfold of the extremely contagious Omikron variant. They will be checked in every week.
“We face a really dire scenario of a serious outbreak in the neighborhood at any time, and so we should take very decisive motion,” CEO Carrie Lam stated on Wednesday as she introduced a collection of powerful measures to include the outbreak as early as attainable.
The federal government additionally introduced that inbound flights from eight international locations shall be banned from Saturday by way of January twenty first. These are: Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the UK, and the USA.
Hong Kong recorded 38 new coronavirus circumstances on Wednesday and has 12,708 confirmed circumstances so far, in line with a authorities web site.
Thus far, 73.4% of the overall inhabitants has acquired two doses of a vaccine as of Thursday, in line with authorities figures.
Tightened social distancing guidelines embody a ban on consuming in eating places after 6 p.m., closing theme parks, museums and venues, together with health facilities and bars.
The federal government can be canceling a mass biking occasion, Cyclothon, and leisure venues akin to Hong Kong Disneyland, cruise ship excursions, in addition to nightclubs and karaoke occasions for 14 days beginning Friday.
Here’s a record of the whole lot that can shut on January seventh.
- Eating places don’t have to supply their prospects a dine-in service from 6:00 p.m. to 4:59 a.m. native time the next day every day.
- Bars or pubs shall be closed.
- Dwell performances and dance actions are usually not permitted in catering amenities. Karaoke or mahjong tin chewing actions also needs to be suspended.
- Leisure rooms closed: theme parks, museums, get together rooms, karaoke rooms, recreation facilities, Chinese language-style playing amenities for mahjong and tin kau (dominoes); Cinemas in addition to occasion and efficiency venues may also be closed.
- Sports activities and wonder actions: health facilities, swimming swimming pools, sports activities amenities, in addition to magnificence salons and bathhouses shall be closed.
- Excursions are suspended: All native excursions and “cruises to nowhere” are suspended.
- Public hospital and nursing house visits are to be discontinued.