Hong Kong invokes emergency powers to contain Covid-19 outbreak

As Hong Kong faces its worst-ever outbreak of Covid-19, the government has invoked emergency powers to allow the Chinese government to provide necessary immediate support to contain the outbreak. The emergency powers will allow doctors, nurses and other health practitioners from mainland China to help in fighting what Hong Kong health officials viewed as a “dire epidemic situation” that was fuelled by the surge of Omicron cases across the densely-populated Chinese territory. In a statement, the Hong Kong government said the powers “will provide a legal framework for the Chinese government to render the necessary emergent support to Hong Kong … Continue reading Hong Kong invokes emergency powers to contain Covid-19 outbreak