Hong Kong will ease its coronavirus social-distancing measures after the Lunar New Year holidays, with dine-in services at eateries extended to 10pm and the dine-in cap raised to 4 people per table.

Hong Kong’s health chief Sophia Chan Siu-chee said the government was also planning to lift the temporary ban on some businesses on February 18, allowing gyms, cinemas, beauty parlors to reopen, but they would have to ensure certain conditions were met.

Chan said all staff at these premises and eateries will have to be tested for the coronavirus once every 2 weeks, while all users of these premises will have to use the “LeaveHomeSafe” app or have their personal information registered.

Premises found to violate the latest measures after the easing of the Covid rules will be ordered to cease operation for up to 14 days.

Game centers, amusement parks were also set to reopen on February 18.