Hong Kong will partially ease coronavirus  social-distancing measures next month, with some business establishments gradually being allowed to reopen after May 7 and secondary school pupils resuming classes when university entrance exams finish, government sources say, while civil servants will return to their workplaces on Monday. Word of the relaxation followed an announcement by the city’s health chief that quarantine restrictions would be eased for some arrivals from mainland China, providing exemptions for cross-border pupils and people deemed economically important.

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