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Explainer: Hong Kong’s Covid-19 entry requirements and restrictions

The controversial Covid-19 hotel quarantine policy has been dropped, but a number of restrictions remain, with international arrivals barred from entering certain types of premised for three days and subject to four PCR tests within their first week in the city.

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Hong Kong parents and schoolchildren learn a harsh lesson from Covid closures

They were supposed to be sitting quietly at home and studying. But when Teresa Yip used her household surveillance cameras to check on her children from work, she saw them bouncing around the flat having fun. At the start of Hong Kong’s Covid-related intermittent school closures that lasted almost two years, Yip would phone home…

‘If all was well, I wouldn’t be here’: Hongkongers mourn the death of Britain’s Queen and a bygone era

Mr Wong, a market stall trader, had one thing to say of the day that Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth II visited a Hong Kong public housing estate in 1975: “We didn’t sell many vegetables that day.” The young monarch toured the newly completed Oi Man Estate, a symbol of the colonial government’s efforts to boost…

Small mercies: Low-profile groups struggle to support Hong Kong prisoners a year after the fall of Wall-fare

Of all the traumatic occasions in Wall-fare’s brief but eventful existence, the founder of the prisoners’ rights group will above all remember March last year – when tearful and panicky relatives of dozens of detained pro-democracy figures thronged its office appealing for help. The 1,000-square-foot room was in tumult, recalled Shiu Ka-chu in an interview…

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