Hong Kong to reopen karaoke parlours, resume airport transits

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HONG KONG, May 26, 2020, Bloomberg. Hong Kong will further ease social distancing measures this week as concern over the coronavirus pandemic wanes, The Straits Times reported.

Karaoke parlours, bathhouses, party rooms and nightclubs will be allowed to return to business starting this Friday (May 29), Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at a regular press briefing. Transit services will gradually resume at the Hong Kong International Airport starting June 1, she said.

“The epidemic has eased,” she said. “We are resuming daily activities in society and economy step by step.”

The government last week extended other restrictions – including a ban on gatherings of more than eight people – through June 4. The date, the anniversary of Tiananmen Square, typically sees larger rallies in Hong Kong.

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