BookmarkHONG KONG: Hong Kong reported 95 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday (Aug 6), of which 91 were locally transmitted, as authorities tried to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus in the city over the past month.About 3,800 people have been infected in Hong Kong since late January, 44 of whom have died. On Wednesday, 85 new cases were reported.
AdvertisementAdvertisementThe government on Thursday said it was extending the work from home period for civil servants until Aug 16.READ: COVID-19: Hong Kong backtracks on restaurant dining ban, to allow with restrictionsThe 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.
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 city.
This marks the first time mainland health officials have assisted Hong Kong in its battle to control the epidemic. Read more: CNA »
Hong Kong reports 80 new COVID-19 cases, mostly local transmissions Hong Kong reported 80 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, including 75 that were locally transmitted, as authorities raced to contain a third wave ...
Hong Kong reports 85 COVID-19 cases as authorities battle third wave Hong Kong reported 85 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including three that were locally transmitted, as authorities battle to control a third ...
Hong Kong reports 95 new coronavirus cases as local transmissions stay high HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong reported 95 new coronavirus cases on Thursday (Aug 6), of which 91 were locally transmitted, as authorities tried to contain the virus, which has seen a resurgence in the global financial hub over the past month.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Pet cat and dog in two separate areas in Hong Kong test positive for COVID-19 HONG KONG : A pet cat and dog living in two separate areas of Hong Kong have tested positive for COVID-19 . The cases involve a Scottish ...
Hong Kong reports 85 coronavirus cases as authorities battle third wave HONG KONG (REUTERS) - 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 which has seen a resurgence in infections over the past month.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Pompeo vows to protect Hong Kong activists sought abroadUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday vowed to protect Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners who have fled the city and denounced China after Beijing said that police had ordered the arrests of overseas activists. 'The Chinese Communist Party cannot tolerate the free thinking of its own people