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.
Echoing this much-welcomed change, Cathay’s passengers will no longer be required to stay masked inflight or at our lounges✈️.— Cathay Pacific (@cathaypacific) February 28, 2023
We look forward to welcoming you on board to visit our home soon.❤️#cathaypacific #MoveBeyond
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.
Face coverings are no longer mandatory on public transport + station paid areas from 00:00, 1/Mar (Wed)— MTR Service Update (@mtrupdate) February 28, 2023
You may wear it at discretion for example if you have flu-like symptoms
When coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue. Stay Hygienic while travelling ✨ pic.twitter.com/lb2pKBkLxA
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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