Crowds head out on first day of the Easter break - RTHK
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Crowds head out on first day of the Easter break

2022-04-15 HKT 19:12
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  • Crowds head out on first day of the Easter break
Crowds of people emerged in places like Sai Kung and the West Kowloon Cultural District on Friday - the first day of the Easter break - with some saying they're happy to be able to go out as the Covid situation has eased.

Many people set up their tents and had picnics on the grass in the West Kowloon Cultural District, and police officers patrolled the area to remind people to comply with epidemic rules.

A father playing ball games with his family told RTHK he's not worried about transmission risks.

"Our family has just recovered from Covid, so we shouldn't get infected again," he said.

"The weather's so nice, and our kids have been hiding at home for two or three months now, so we brought them here... next week they have to go back to school, and they haven't been out much."

But a woman surnamed Wong, who went to Sai Kung with her family, said she was a little concerned about catching the virus.

"I expected there would be many people, but it's even more crowded than I thought," she said, adding that she'll be aware of personal hygiene.

Many restaurants in the area were basically full of customers.

A seafood restaurant manager said the eatery's revenue has almost doubled in the days since the government issued the consumption vouchers.