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All Covid test requirements for public hospital visitors to be dropped from Sat

All Covid test requirements for public hospital visitors to be dropped from Sat

All Covid-19 testing requirements for visitors to public hospitals will be lifted starting Saturday (Mar 25), the Hospital Authority reminded the public.
That means visitors are no longer required to present any proof of testing result before entering the wards.

“In view of the fact that Hong Kong has resumed normalcy in full, the authority decided to lift all testing requirements for the convenience of patients and their families after considering infection control arrangements and the operation of hospitals.

“Also, the daily rapid antigen testing requirement for clinical healthcare staff will be lifted," a spokesmen for the authority said.

The visiting arrangements previously relaxed will continue to be in place, and citizens can visit according to the visiting sessions and time of each ward.

No prior appointment is required and the number of visitors has no limits. Visitors can take turns to visit but only two persons are allowed to enter the ward at the same time. Patient's feeding is also allowed.

To minimize the risk of spreading virus and to protect patients from infection, all patients, visitors and staff are required to wear a surgical mask while entering hospitals or healthcare facilities.

Before entering and leaving the premises, they are reminded to clean their hands and pay attention to hand hygiene all the time.
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