Hong Kong is set to ease the public gathering cap from four to 12 people, with the measure effective on Thursday at the earliest, sources said.
Authorities previously announced that the city’s Covid
curbs would be relaxed on Thursday, allowing live performances at entertainment venues, as well as increasing the maximum number of persons per table for catering premises to 12. Banquet activities with no more than 240 persons each will also be allowed.
It is understood that the Executive Council - the chief executive’s advisory body on policymaking - has approved the easing of the public gathering cap today.
Local health experts have long criticized the existing public gathering ban, saying the outdated four-person cap should be canceled.
The public gathering cap was last relaxed on April 21, increasing from two to four people.