After Hong Kong’s restrictions led to a mass exodus of people, either permanently or to suss out the situation from a country living with the virus, city leader Carrie Lam has come out to say that she can see our tolerance for the current social distancing restrictions “fading.”
With that, the government may be reviewing its COVID rules and social distancing policies on Monday, with many of us watching wide-eyed and hopeful that they’ll ease up a bit, especially now that case numbers seem to have peaked and are going down.
“I wouldn’t promise now that there’s room for adjustment. But following a review, we have a duty to account for the findings in this review and the direction we will take,” said Lam.
“The drop can be due to multiple reasons – the virus has reached a point at which a lot of people in the community are already infected or have immunity due to such factors as vaccination, social-distancing measures and so on. But we should still be vigilant as the cases may rebound,” said Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection.