Hong Kong government plans to relax anti-epidemic measures further, health QR code to be implemented soon


30th June 2020 – (Hong Kong) On the 19th of this month, the government further relaxed the ban on gathering measure, and the upper limit of the number of people allowed to gather in public places was relaxed to 50.

The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, said before attending the Executive Council this morning (30th) that Hong Kong had no local confirmed cases for more than two weeks. In accordance with the “suppress and lift” strategy, the government should relax the gathering ban further. She also said that she hopes for businesses to return to normal.

The government will study whether the seating restrictions for LCSD venues and concert venues can be relaxed. In addition, Carrie Lam said that there were examples abroad where after the relaxation of the ban, the infection situation rebounded again. She thinks that Hong Kong might face a similar situation in the future, but at the same time, the government does not want to increase the number of local cases and re-introduce restrictive measures. The government must, therefore, strike a balance. In addition, regarding the health QR code of the three districts of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao to exempt frequent travellers, she said that the plan has entered the final stage and the government attempt to announce this week the details.