Capacity at bars, entertainment venues and cinemas etc allowed to be increased to 80%, gathering ban on 50 people maintains

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 30th June 2020 – (Hong Kong) The government today (30th) further relaxed a number of anti-epidemic measures, in which the number of customers in bars and pubs was reduced from half of the capacity at their premises and their seats to 80%. Entertainment venues such as large entertainment and arcade centres, cinemas, nightclubs, as well as the number of people gathering in religious places are also relaxed to 80% of its capacity.

However, the gathering ban on 50 people will be maintained. The new measures will take effect from 3rd July to 16th July for a period of 14 days. In addition, the Government gazette extended the validity period of the “Compulsory Quarantine Regulations for Certain Arrivals” (Cap 599C) by one month to 7th August.

The government pointed out that it is maintaining close communication with the relevant departments of the Guangdong and Macao governments on mutual recognition testing and mutual exemption from quarantine, and under the permission of the epidemic situation, considering a limited relaxation of the cross-border flow of people in the three places, the relevant legal framework of Cap 599C is required to implement the relevant transit arrangement.

In addition, regarding the health codes of the three districts of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, Carrie Lam said that the plan has entered the final stage and announcement will be made this week.

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