As the number of new cases of Covid infection increases, the quarantine period for contacts in Hong Kong is decreasing. Since Monday, close contacts of infected persons only had to remain in isolation for 14 days, instead of the previous 21. The reason for this is the concern that the quarantine capacity in the city is no longer sufficient when needed. The shorter incubation period of the Omicron variant also justifies the shortening, the health department announced. On Monday, 24 new infections had been registered in the city.
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