Hong Kong scrapped its compulsory mask-wearing rule from March 1, and people no longer have to wear masks at indoor or outdoor spaces or on public transport. However, authorities said that establishments can specify whether they require people to wear masks on their premises.

Cathay Pacific tweeted that passengers do not have to wear masks on board the airline’s flights or in their lounges, from March 1. The MTR also clarified that it is no longer mandatory to wear masks on the company’s trains or buses, and in paid areas of its stations.

The Education Bureau announced that from March 1, students and staff can enter campuses and attend classes mask-free. In addition, secondary students no longer have to undergo daily rapid antigen tests before entering school premises from today. The measure still applies to primary, kindergarten, and special school students until at least March 15.

The Hospital Authority has specified that anyone who enters a government-run hospital or healthcare facility must wear a mask. However, they no longer need to show proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result to enter these premises. Instead, they just need a negative antigen test result obtained within 24 hours.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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