Hong Kong will cut mandatory hotel quarantine to 14 days from 21 for people coming from low-risk areas including Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, as the city works to reopen its pandemic-battered economy.

People coming from medium-risk areas and who have been vaccinated will also only be asked to quarantine for 14 days, officials said at a briefing Monday. An additional seven days of self-observation will be required for both groups.

Hong Kong will resume discussions over travel bubbles with several countries including Singapore, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau said. Singapore said it has received a proposal from Hong Kong about re-opening borders for travel and will respond shortly.

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