Hong Kong Government Introduces Most Restrictive Social Distancing Measures Yet

Clinton MorrowPartner, Charltons

Hong Kong has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks. On 28 July 2020, the City recorded its seventh consecutive day of more than 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Hong Kong Government announced tightened social distancing measures on 27 July which took effect at 0.00 am on Wednesday, 29 July 2020. Amendments have been made to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) (Business Premises Regulations), the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) (Prohibition on Group Gathering Regulations) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap. 599I) (Mask Wearing Regulations).  Read More…