Hong Kong, One of World’s Last Holdouts, Ends Its Mask Mandate
Hong Kong’s leader said on Tuesday that the city would lift its mask mandate, one of the last such policies in the world, as it winds down its once-stringent Covid control measures.
“Evidence shows that the coronavirus is under control in Hong Kong, without major signs of rebound,” the city’s chief executive, John Lee, said at a news briefing.
Starting Wednesday, people will no longer be required to wear masks indoors, outdoors or on public transportation, though facilities like hospitals and nursing homes can still require employees and visitors to wear them, Mr. Lee said. Previously, those who failed to wear masks in public were fined about $635.
This is a developing story.
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