Hong Kong to lift one of the world’s longest Covid mask mandates

HONG KONG — Hong Kong will lift its mask mandate Wednesday, ending the city’s last major restriction imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The city’s top leader, John Lee, said the requirement will end outdoors and indoors, including public transit, but that some high-risk premises can still require people to wear masks.


Lee’s announcement at a news briefing Tuesday came a day after the neighboring Chinese territory of Macao eased its mask rule and will bring the financial hub closer to the life in pre-pandemic days.