Hong Kong warns of worsening Covid-19 outbreak as leader defends hamster cull

22/1/2022 1:07:00 PM

Hong Kong health authorities warn of worsening Covid-19 outbreak

focused on eliminating the disease, with schools and gyms already shut, restaurants closing at 6pm (1000 GMT) and air travel with many major hubs severed or severely disrupted.Speaking after meetings with health officials, Mrs Lam said that there was only a “slim chance” those city wide restrictions could be lifted on Feb 4 as planned.

She said that a second Kwai Chung apartment block, home to more than 2,000 people, would be shut down for five days.On Friday,after more than 20 cases were linked to it, with food delivered from outside three times a day and mass testing underway.By Saturday, officials recorded some 105 cases in Kwai Chung, including confirmed and preliminary positive tests.

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