Invitees to July 1 event to undergo closed-loop management starting Thur

Officials invited to the official event on the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR have to undergo closed-loop management starting Thursday, and quarantine at a designated hotel the day before.

This came after the city's Covid-19 pandemic saw a rebound as July 1 approached.

It was understood that invited politicians, such as lawmakers, have to comply with a series of anti-epidemic requirements. That included "point-to-point" closed-loop management at their residence and office premises for a week, and daily nucleic acid testing at a government-designated testing center.

Their family members living together, as well as drivers, will also be required to undergo daily testing from this Thursday.

The management also involved not taking public transportation and not participating in gathering activities.

In addition, those who are invited to attend the event are required to meet other disease prevention criteria, including vaccination and health reporting, and quarantine at a government-arranged hotel the day before attending the event.

It was reported earlier that Hong Kong officials who were scheduled to meet with mainland officials have to isolate four days at home and three days at a hotel.