Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines
Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Government maintains social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance

​​The Government announced the gazettal of extension of social distancing measures for 14 days, which takes effect from December 23, 2021, till January 5, 2022.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/21/P2021122100457.htm

2. COVID-19 vaccination in lieu of regular testing arrangement for government employees to be further tightened

​​The Government announced that the current vaccination in lieu of regular testing arrangement for government employees will be further tightened from December 28, and a "vaccine bubble" arrangement at government buildings and offices will be implemented in mid-February 2022 under which government employees entering the above mentioned premises for work-related purposes will be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/21/P2021122100384.htm

3. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for places with Omicron cases detected

​​​​In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the places listed below will be specified as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

·        Aruba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Georgia and Panama from 0.00am on December 24
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/21/P2021122100558.htm

·        Burkina Faso, Cayman Islands and Togo from 0.00am on December 25
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/22/P2021122200577.htm

4. CHP provides update on eight additional Omicron cases and enhances infection control measures in designated quarantine hotels

​​As some of the imported Omicron cases are confirmed in designated quarantine hotels, to further reduce the possible risk of infection, the CHP has requested the designated quarantine hotels concerned to take additional measures on infection control and surveillance. If an Omicron case had stayed in a designated quarantine hotel, daily testing will be arranged for those who have been staying in adjacent and opposite rooms of the room of the Omicron case until seven days after the transfer out of the patient concerned. For those who had stayed in the adjacent and opposite rooms within the same period but had completed compulsory quarantine at the hotel, the CHP will request them to go for additional testing in the community as soon as possible and advise them to avoid group gathering until they complete seven days of additional surveillance.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/21/P2021122100747.htm

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Department of Health

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