Government-run barbecue pits in Hong Kong, which have been closed for more than two years, will reopen from November 3. The announcement was made by the Undersecretary for Health, Dr Libby Lee, at a Covid-19 press briefing on Thursday. However, country park campsites will remain closed.

“Barbecue places under the government will be reopened. The relevant departments, starting from next Thursday, November 3, will gradually reopen these facilities,” said Dr Lee, adding that this policy is in line with the current social distancing measures that allow 12 people to sit together at restaurants, and a maximum of 12 people to gather in public.

This announcement also comes after the government relaxed the mandatory outdoor mask-wearing requirement to allow people to remove their masks to eat and drink in outdoor spaces at theme parks.

There are 157 country park barbecue sites managed by the Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department, as well as several other private barbecue pits in Hong Kong. Here’s our list of the best places to fire up that grill and hang out with family and friends.

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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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