According to the latest data of the Department of Health, 330,000 people entered into the community unrestricted – without any actual COVID testing or tracking of their whereabouts but they were issued ‘medical surveillance notices’. They simply went through a one-time temperature check and self-claimed ‘health declaration form’ upon entering Hong Kong.
Despite the fact that Hong Kong is still under the second wave of outbreak, 50,000 medical surveillance notices were issued to people who were exempted in the past month.
During the first wave of outbreak in February this year, nearly 100,000 people entered into Hong Kong under this exemption arrangement. Endless exemption, endless community outbreaks risk.
Sources: HKC News; Hong Kong Governmemt