Hong Kong to scrap isolation requirement for people with COVID

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong said it will no longer require people infected with COVID-19 to quarantine from Jan. 30, removing one of the last major coronavirus restrictions in place in the Asian financial hub. The scrapping of the isolation requirements is part of a decision to downgrade COVID-19’s status to an endemic disease from a severe respiratory disease and follows a similar move by China on Jan.8. “I have decided to scrap the quarantine order for COVID-infected patients. This is one of the important steps towards normalcy,” city leader John Lee told a legislative meeting on Thursda…

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