Hong Kong reports records with COVID-19 cases, tightens measures
Hong Kong reports records with COVID-19 cases, tightens measures

Hong Kong reports records with COVID-19 cases, tightens measures

Hong Kong has reported its daily record of confirmed COVID-19 cases of 1,514

HONG KONG – Hong Kong on Saturday reported its daily record of confirmed COVID-19 cases of 1,514.

The city is struggling with the worst outbreak of the pandemic as it seeks to implement China’s zero tolerance strategy using a mandatory quarantine for all travelers and mass testing.

Hong Kong introduced a new restriction this week, limiting personal gatherings to no more than two households. It plans to allow only vaccinated persons in shopping malls and supermarkets. Worship places, hair salons and other shops were ordered to close.

Beijing officials and Chinese state media warned Hong Kong against loosening any of the measures, saying a “living with the virus” policy would overwhelm its medical systems.

Hong Kong residents have rushed to grocery stores to grab vegetables and get their hair cut. Authorities have introduced barricades of residential buildings where clusters of infections have been identified, and had already banned public eating after 1 p.m.

Hong Kong has fully vaccinated 73% of its eligible population. The number does not include children.

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