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HK to Ban Non-Residents and Transits Starting Wednesday

Old Mar 23, 20, 6:14 am
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HK to Ban Non-Residents and Transits Starting Wednesday

Hong Kong will be banning non-residents from the territory starting Wednesday. Supposedly the ban will be in place for 14 days.

But apparently non-residents can continue to arrive by land from the Mainland, if they have been there for at least 14 days.

Transit passengers are also being banned.

Bars are being ordered not to serve alchohol.

Myself, I think this measure does very little good, given that non-resident arrivals are low in any event with the quarantine in place.

What the Government needs to do is provide quarantine for all arrivals, so they don't quarantine at home with their families, who are free to circulate outside. Or close the airport entirely.

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Old Mar 23, 20, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by 889 View Post
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What the Government needs to do is provide quarantine for all arrivals, so they don't quarantine at home with their families, who are free to circulate outside. Or close the airport entirely.
https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/enter...box=1584939087

A fourteen-day in a detention centre is the only solution for HKers who choose to return at this time.

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Old Mar 24, 20, 5:34 am
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Or the household members already in HK could choose to quarantine with the people arriving. But may be logistically harder to implement.

If the entire household is arriving together then what's the difference, apart from the risk on the journey home - which is reason enough to make all arrivals stay in a holiday village for 2 weeks
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Old Mar 24, 20, 6:13 am
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I suspect the problem is not enough places in quarantine centres: it'd take over 100,000 places to store all new arrivals in Government quarantine centres for two weeks. So we end up with a half-measure that really doesn't do much good. Though of course the Government could wrist-band and quarantine family members as well.

(A great many recent arrivals are students coming back from overseas who aren't with their parents. Until they get home and start quarantine.)
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Old Mar 25, 20, 8:45 pm
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That's why we have the Hotels Eligible as Home Quarantine thread https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32226376-post96.html . It's not just for tourists - HK FTers have been checking in their children and siblings.
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