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See Galileo's telescope & the upcoming changes to travel quarantine rules

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There are a lot of COVID-related updates in the city, so be sure to make sure you stay on top of all that in our COVID-19 section below.

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Jasmine Lee

Amnesty packs its bags

And other NSL-related news.


New cases: 3 (imported cases from Pakistan and Singapore)

HK is about to make its biggest change yet to quarantine rules. The government will be getting rid of most of its quarantine exemptions, with the priority being to make travel between HK and the mainland as smooth as possible.

Discharged COVID patients will be required to undergo two weeks in quarantine after release from the hospital.

The deadline for Octopus card users to collect consumption vouchers has been extended until the end of September 2022.

According to the Hong Kong Homelessness Census (paywalled), the COVID pandemic has rendered hundreds of Hongkongers homeless.

Hospitals will allow “some” people who do not have the LeaveHomeSafe COVID app to receive treatment. The app will be required as of 1 November to enter government buildings, so staff will be accommodating for those who do not have access to smartphones.

Compulsory tests have been gazetted for anyone who was present at 16 specified premises (see Annex 1). Check Annex 2 for testing centre details.

In other news

Events / Exhibition etc.

Call all space nerds, you won’t want to miss this:

Golden Eye on the Cosmos - James Webb Space Telescope

Meet the James Webb Space Telescope at the HK Space Museum’s latest exhibition Golden Eye! The show, launching today, will feature a replica of Galileo’s own telescope and take a look at new opportunities presented by infrared astronomy.

Venue: Foyer, Hong Kong Space Museum

Exhibition period: 27 October, 2021 - 30 May, 2022

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