Covid-19: Eating and drinking will remain banned on Hong Kong ferries

Eating and drinking are to remain banned on public transport in Hong Kong as other Covid-19 measures are relaxed, the Health Bureau confirmed to HKFP.

Last Thursday, Hong Kong moved to reopen barbecue pits and scrap restrictions on the opening hours of restaurants, clubs and bars.

Yung Shue Wan ferry pier. File photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

The Health Bureau said the rules were “science-based and targeted”.

“Cap. 599I provides that, for a period specified by the Health Secretary, a person must wear a mask at all times while, among other things, on board a common carrier,” a carrier said on Friday. speak to HKFP. “‘Eating and drinking’ is currently not a reasonable excuse for not wearing a mask on public transport and in MTR paid areas.”

Respiratory Medicine Specialist Leung Chi-chiu Told RTHK on October 4 that the outdoor mask requirement should be dropped. However, the mandate will remain until the kids’ jab rate increases “significantly”. Managing Director John Lee said earlier this month.

Public gatherings remain limited to 12, while arrivals in Hong Kong must undergo nearly a dozen Covid-19 tests.

Hong Kong has recorded 454,251 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, according to the government’s Covid-19 dashboard on Sunday. In total, the city has recorded 10,385 deaths.

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Tom is editor and founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He holds a BA in Communications and New Media from the University of Leeds and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Al-Jazeera and others.

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