• Hong Kong's Leader Hopes to End Mandatory Mask Wearing This Year

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    Hong Kong's leader John Lee is optimistic he can remove the last pandemic curbs including mask wearing this year.
    “My hope in 2023 is to remove all Covid restrictions,” Lee said in an interview with Hong Kong Commercial Daily. He said he hopes “all problems will be resolved in the first quarter,” according to the report published Tuesday.
    The mask mandate is one of the only major curbs left remaining from the city's Covid Zero days, along with an isolation order for positive cases. Failure to abide by the rule, which was imposed in July 2020, risks a HK$5,000 fine. Hong Kong gave up most...
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