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Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:42
First arrivals from mainland complete mandatory quarantine
By Xinhua
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:42 By Xinhua

Employees of cross border bus companies wearing face masks as a preventative measure against the novel coronavirus pneumonia stand at the bus stop of Shenzhen Bay Port Hong Kong Port Area on Feb 8, 2020. (PHILIP FONG / AFP)

HONG KONG - The first batch of inbound travelers undergoing compulsory quarantine in Hong Kong finished their 14-day quarantine on Saturday, with no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

The compulsory quarantine measure in Hong Kong took effect on Feb 8. The first batch of 663 people  finished the 14-day compulsory quarantine at 12 am Saturday, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said in a statement issued early Saturday morning.

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None of them were tested positive during the quarantine period, according to the statement.

In an effort to contain the spread of a novel coronavirus in Hong Kong, the government announced early this month that all people entering the city from the Chinese mainland to be quarantined for 14 days.

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