Liza Wang's Husband Is Serving His Self-Quarantine In Their Guest Room After Returning From Malaysia
Hongkong star Liza Wang’s husband, actor Law Kar-ying (you might recognise him from meWATCH-Viu drama Blue Tick), has finally made it back to Hongkong after being trapped in Malaysia for about a week.
He, along with Charlene Choi, GIllian Chung and Kenny Kwan, were in Kuala Lumpur filming a new drama, Forensic Scientist JD, when the country’s travel restrictions and lockdown were announced.
The 73-year-old actor was spotted by journos after he crossed Hongkong customs at around 2pm. He was seen wearing a bluetooth quarantine wristband designed to track the whereabouts of inbound travelers under the country’s compulsory isolation order.
Speaking to the media at the airport, Kar-ying, who was wearing a mask, said: “Many people waited for more than an hour to clear customs. Fortunately, I’m a senior citizen. Otherwise, it would’ve taken me more than two hours to come out. There were originally two more people who were supposed to come back with me, but because their temperature was slightly high, they were sent to the quarantine centre.”
He also pointed out that he has taken precautionary measures against the virus on the flight, such as spraying disinfectant, wearing a mask and covering himself in a plastic raincoat. But unlike Charlene and Gillian, he did not refrain from eating or using the loo on the plane.
When he was asked about the situation in Malaysia, he described the atmosphere as being very “tense”.
"The authorities seemed very strict. A lot of people [that were found flouting the lockdown rules] were dragged back home by military troops. Even on the way to the airport, we came across a few roadblocks. They only let us through when they confirmed that we’re going back to Hongkong,” Kar-ying explained.
Now that he’s back, he will have to serve his mandatory 14-day self-quarantine at home.
“I’m preparing to go back to ‘jail’,” he joked, adding that his wife was “super nervous” about his return.
“I have prepared everything and arranged all of the activities that I would be doing while in quarantine. The 14 days will pass by really quickly. I like to relax at home, watch football, read books and play the erhu… It will pass soon,” quipped Kar-ying .
Liza, too, has no doubts that her husband will be fine in quarantine.
Liza, 72, revealed on a talkshow recently that Kar-ying had been quarantined in Malaysia for quite some time, so he would probably do just fine back home.
“I'm sure he’s used to it. He would go online, watch some movies, and play games," she said.
Liza also revealed that Kar-ying now sleeps in the guest room and that they would have zero physical contact for the next two weeks.
“A guest room has been arranged for him. There is a special toilet dedicated to him, where all the disinfectants are. We will communicate from our rooms via the phone or video chat. He will be on the second floor and I, on the third. We also will not have meals together. Our staff will send up food to his room. We haven’t fully tested out this arrangement yet, but I guess we’ll just have to try it out and see how it goes,” Liza said.