— Published 1 August 2022

Hong Kong resurfaces

After more than two years of isolation, Hong Kong should be back on the world sporting map before the end of the year. The organizers of the World Rugby Sevens Tour have announced that the competition will take place in November, after three editions were cancelled due to the health crisis. It will be the first international sporting event organized by Hong Kong since the beginning of the global pandemic. The tournament will be held from November 4 to 6. But, not surprisingly, it will be held in a health bubble. Players and staff will be isolated for the duration of their stay, starting the week before the event. A sanitary gauge of 85% of the stadium’s capacity will be put in place. But foreign spectators who might be tempted to travel to the Hong Kong Sevens will have to undergo a week-long quarantine upon arrival. According to Health Minister Lo Chung-mau, this quarantine rule may be relaxed in November, depending on the health situation.