Residents of luxury Hong Kong housing block question legal grounds for government quarantine order after helper found with mutant strain

Residents of a luxury housing block in Hong Kong have challenged the legal grounds for a 21-day quarantine at government facilities imposed on them after a domestic helper from their building was found to be infected with a mutant strain of the coronavirus.Some in the group even sent lawyers’ letters to the Department of Health, arguing the move could amount to “false imprisonment” if authorities could not legally justify their actions.The helper was discharged from hospital and sent to…