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Omicron: Hong Kong shortens quarantine period for Covid-19 close contacts to 14 days to ease strain on capacity

Hong Kong has shortened its lengthiest quarantine period for close contacts from 21 days to 14 to ease the strain on existing facilities amid a widening outbreak of the Omicron coronavirus variant, following calls from the government’s pandemic advisers.The development came as health authorities confirmed 24 new coronavirus infections on Monday, and found a possible cause for the city’s second untraceable Omicron case – a link to a previously infected Cathay Pacific pilot.Revealing the new…

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