Hong Kong reported 85 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including three that were locally transmitted, as authorities battle to control a third ...
AsiaA woman pushes a trolley down an alleyway in Hong Kong on Aug 2, 2020. (Photo: ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)05 Aug 2020 05:22PMShare this contentBookmarkHONG KONG: Hong Kong reported 85 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday (Aug 5), including three that were locally transmitted, as authorities battle to control a third wave of the outbreak that has seen a resurgence in infections over the past month.
In addition, an 86-year-old man confirmed to have COVID-19 died at Tuen Mun Hospital on Wednesday, Hong Kong's Hospital Authority said in a statement.AdvertisementAdvertisementSince late January, around 3,700 people have been infected in Hong Kong, 43 of whom have died. Wednesday's figure was up marginally from Tuesday's 80 cases.
The city saw a surge in locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in July and introduced a raft of tightening measures, including restricting gatherings to two people, mandating face masks in all outdoor public spaces and banning in-house dining after 6pm until at least Aug 11. headtopics.com
A ban on face-to-face teaching at local schools has also been extended beyond Aug 17, with the academic year now due to start with online classes.AdvertisementAdvertisementChinese health officials started arriving in Hong Kong over the weekend, as part of a team that will carry out widespread COVID-19 testing in the territory.
This marks the first time mainland health officials have assisted Hong Kong in its battle to control the epidemic.Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam had said that the city asked for help from the central government due to the resurgence in cases. Read more: CNA »
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