Government drops most visible pandemic control as it seeks to revive financial hub
In a significant move towards normalcy, the Hong Kong government has lifted its mask mandate after 945 days of strict implementation.
The mask mandate, which was one of the most visible pandemic control measures, has now been dropped as the government seeks to revive the city's financial hub.
While masks are no longer mandatory in most public places, authorities have urged citizens to continue wearing them in high-risk areas such as hospitals and nursing homes.
The government has also advised the public to maintain good personal hygiene and to get vaccinated as soon as possible to prevent the further spread of COVID
Hong Kong has been successful in controlling the spread of the virus, with low infection rates and high vaccination rates.
The decision to lift the mask mandate has been welcomed by citizens and businesses alike, who hope it will boost the city's economic recovery.