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Hong Kong plans to ease anti-COVID restrictions

09.02.2021 103 просмотров

The Hong Kong authorities will soon start easing restrictive measures, the head of the region promised.


The Hong Kong authorities will start easing restrictive measures after the end of the celebration of the New Year according to the lunar calendar (begins on February 12). This was announced on Tuesday by the head of the local administration Carrie Lam.

“The fourth wave of the epidemic has weakened, the number of cases of coronavirus infection has decreased to an average of 26 per day,” she said in an interview with reporters . According to her, after the holidays, a number of institutions will be able to gradually resume work, and schools will be able to resume face-to-face classes.

Lam also promised that during the holidays, the authorities will not conduct forced mass testing of residents of individual houses or neighborhoods that are cordoned off without advance notice. This practice has taken place in the last two and a half weeks in different parts of the city. Over the past 24 hours, doctors have tested over 1,500 people in two densely populated neighborhoods, finding no carriers of the virus among them. gyms, beauty salons, museums. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited in public places. Restaurants are open for takeaway after 6pm. Violators of the mask regime and social distancing measures face a fine of 5 thousand Hong Kong dollars (645 US dollars).

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