The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will probably increase the duration of a mandatory quarantine on entry on Monday. Arriving travelers will then again be confined to a hotel room for 14 days instead of seven. This was decided in response to a high-profile case: a domestic helper tested positive after leaving seven days’ isolation. The individual had been successfully vaccinated. She had entered the country from the US on August 1st, left quarantine after a week, and then came into contact with other people. A routine test indicated an active infection on day 12. While the domestic worker showed no symptoms, the PCR test revealed a high viral load.
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