Hong Kong to axe Covid-19 mask mandate from Wed after over 2.5 years

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Hong Kong’s long-standing Covid-19 mask mandate will be scrapped from Wednesday, Chief Executive John Lee has announced. Lee made the announcement during his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, which came a day after neighbouring Macau dropped its outdoor mask mandate and amid increasing calls from public health experts to end the rule. Health chief Lo Chung-mau, who was also at the briefing, said that while the mask rule has been lifted, the government would take “administrative measures” to ask people to wear masks in medical facilities. “The government strongly recommends staff and visitors i…

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