Reopening a must:Vaccination is key-but not enough
News has emerged that Hong Kong officials have been meeting with their mainland Chinese counterparts in seeking to arrange for the reopening of "borders" between the mainland and Hong Kong. Long overdue – given the economic connectivity between the two, and, indeed, Hong Kong's significant dependence upon its very own country.
The shut borders have paralysed economic activities and severely impaired the ability of our citizens to manage and run their businesses in the mainland – but also to engage in more "mundane" errands, such as seeing families and friends, separated by the callous, unyielding quarantine restrictions that apply to a vast majority of local denizens. Provided that there aren't any unpleasant surprises, we should be able to reopen our borders to the mainland within the next three to four months. ...