Hong Kong risks exodus over extended COVID-19 isolation, Euro chamber says

While Hong Kong succeeded in keeping the virus under control for much of 2021, it has become one of the world’s most isolated places

Hong Kong, Covıd-19

1/27/2022 7:36:00 PM

While Hong Kong succeeded in keeping the virus under control for much of 2021, it has become one of the world’s most isolated places.

While Hong Kong succeeded in keeping the virus under control for much of 2021, it has become one of the world’s most isolated places

In contrast, the rival financial hub of Singapore has eased its coronavirus curbs including border controls.Only about 70% of people in Hong Kong have been double-vaccinated compared with 91% of Singapore’s eligible population.Most of Hong Kong’s elderly people have not been vaccinated.

The chamber outlined other scenarios of “average likelihood” including the possibility of an uncontrolled outbreak in the mainland leading to Hong Kong sealing its boundary with China and reopening with the rest of the world.Another scenario was an uncontrolled outbreak in Hong Kong, which would make any additional restrictions meaningless. This could cause up to 20,000 deaths among the elderly.

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HK (Chinese) government doesn't mind how many foreigners / expats leave. It's the perfect opportunity for the mainland to move in.

Hong Kong risks exodus over extended COVID isolation, Euro chamber says - BusinessWorld Online HONG KONGHong Kong may not reopen until early 2024 because of its strict coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID-19 ) policies, which could trigger an exodus of foreign firms and staff and jeopardize the city’s role as a financial hub, its European Chamber of Commerce said in a draft report. The limited effectiveness of locally developed […]

Hong Kong risks exodus over extended COVID-19 isolation, Euro chamber says Hong Kong may not reopen until early 2024 because of its strict COVID-19 policies, which could trigger an exodus of foreign firms and staff and jeopardize the city&39;s role as a financial hub, its European Chamber of Commerce said in a draft report. balita about hk pero di kayo nagbalita kon ano magandang nagawa ni president duterte wa na pod moy klaro gma7 hapit napod mo parehas sa abias cbn 😂😂

Hong Kong risks exodus over extended COVID-19 isolation, Euro chamber says Hong Kong may not reopen until early 2024 because of its strict COVID-19 policies, which could trigger an exodus of foreign firms and staff and jeopardize the city&39;s role as a financial hub, its European Chamber of Commerce said in a draft report. balita about hk pero di kayo nagbalita kon ano magandang nagawa ni president duterte wa na pod moy klaro gma7 hapit napod mo parehas sa abias cbn 😂😂

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, which mean very few people are allowed to land and hardly anyone is allowed to transit. In contrast, the rival financial hub of Singapore has eased its coronavirus curbs including border controls. Only about 70% of people in Hong Kong have been double-vaccinated compared with 91% of Singapore’s eligible population. Most of Hong Kong’s elderly people have not been vaccinated. The chamber outlined other scenarios of “average likelihood” including the possibility of an uncontrolled outbreak in the mainland leading to Hong Kong sealing its boundary with China and reopening with the rest of the world. Another scenario was an uncontrolled outbreak in Hong Kong, which would make any additional restrictions meaningless. This could cause up to 20,000 deaths among the elderly. The chamber made recommendations to the government including accelerating vaccinations and shortening quarantine from 21 days to 7 to 14 days, which would please the international business community. Foreign businesses should assume that Hong Kong would very likely be “semi-closed for international travel in the coming 12-36 months.” Talent, and holding on to it, would be “a precious commodity,” it said. – Rappler.com