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Who gets to Stay Home Safe?
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On Today’s Tide
COVID-19 | Explaining the Stay Home Safe Scheme.
COVID-19 | Tighter social distancing rules prohibits 2+ household gatherings. Another day of 600+ cases. HK$10,000 subsidies for unemployed. Lockdown updates.
Events | Lai see special at La Cabane!
Behind the paywall:
Government | The Chief Executive Election next month is still good to go.
Crime | Australia can’t reach a dual citizen detained in Hong Kong under the NSL.
Education | CityU’s Student Union gets the boot.
Stay Home Safe, Explained
The SCMP has published an article explaining the Stay Home Safe scheme – namely the eligibility and logistics of home quarantine (and it’s completely free for all readers). The gist is that people of generally sound health who are close contacts of COVID-19 patients are allowed to quarantine at home for 14 days after undergoing an assessment. This option is available to those with a home “suitable” for quarantine, which basically means if you live in a subdivided flat or shared space, you may still have to head to Penny’s Bay.
New social distancing rules tighter than ever
In the latest social distancing measures, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that no more than two households are permitted to gather in private. The number of people allowed to gather in public has decreased from four to two. Public spaces such as places of worship, shopping malls, department stores, supermarkets, wet markets and hair salons, will all experience changes to their opening schedules. Places of worship and hair salons will have to close between 10 and 24 February. Dental offices and post offices have suspended their services as well.
New cases: 625 (4 imported)
Whether it is electronic or physical, make sure that your COVID-19 vaccine pass has a QR code on it for staff or security to scan and let you in to the premises, which will be mandatory as of 24 February. People without vaccine passes will be exempt if they need to walk through a shopping mall to get home/to work.
The government is planning to give HK$10,000 to individuals who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
Testing has been ordered for people who have visited parts of Discovery Bay, Sha Tin, and Tin Shui Wai due to sewage that tested positive in the areas.
28 preliminary positive cases were found after lockdown on two blocks of flats in Sha Tin.
Wang Chi House and Wang Shing House of Wang Fuk Court, on Tai Po Road, went into lockdown Tuesday night.
The lockdown in Sham Shui Po’s Fu Yuet House has been extended for another day after 22 people tested positive after an overnight operation. Partial evacuation was ordered of the building.
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CNY isn’t over at La Cabane
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That Beer Thing - Equilibrium vs Range: Beer Judge Livestream
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When: Wed 9 Feb, 9pm
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