Hong Kong relaxes social-distancing rules on local tour groups and weddings
Wedding ceremonies will be allowed up to 50 attendees, though food and drink will not be permitted, while travel agencies given checklist to abide by
But number of people allowed to gather in public likely to remain the same as city keeps an eye on travel bubble talks
Hongkongers will be able to join local tours of up to 30 people each and wedding ceremonies of no more than 50 guests starting from Friday, as officials revealed newly relaxed social-distancing measures on Tuesday ahead of an expected five new Covid-19 cases.
Travel agencies taking advantage of the new rules must implement a series of infection-control measures while operating tours, or risk losing out on subsidies or their right to run groups locally.
Tour groups and wedding ceremonies were previously subject to caps of four and 20 people, respectively.