On the morning of March 21, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, said at a routine anti-epidemic press conference that the compulsory nucleic acid testing for the whole people will be suspended.

She also said that at present, the epidemic situation in Hong Kong is still severe, and social distancing measures will not be eased early until April 20.

  Carrie Lam also said that the ban on flights to 9 countries will be lifted from April 1, and all overseas arrivals will no longer be divided into ABC zones. Hong Kong residents who have completed the vaccination can return to Hong Kong by flight, and they must submit 48 hours before boarding. Those with a negative nucleic acid report will be quarantined for 14 days after arriving in Hong Kong, and the government will distribute anti-epidemic kits at the airport.

If the quarantined persons arriving in Hong Kong have negative rapid test results on the 6th and 7th days of arrival, they can leave the quarantine hotel early, and then undergo self-monitoring for another 7 days.

(Headquarters reporter Jin Dong Zhou Weiqi)

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