Amid a recent revival in cases, Hong Kong authorities have actually presented the strictest public health measures considering that the COVID-19 outbreak started in January.
Speaking with press reporters on Monday night, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said dining establishments will only use take-out services beginning 6pm up until 5am the next day.
In view of the recent cases connected to cabby, commuters must wear masks while taking mass transit or face a fine of $5,000
Gatherings will likewise be limited to 4 people or less, a return to a policy implemented in late March when a sharp rise in imported cases threatened to get worse the regional break out.
The epidemic in Hong Kong relieved significantly from mid-April onwards, but just recently the break out has actually taken a sharp turn for the worst. Because July 6, authorities have actually taped 253 brand-new infection cases. Amongst them, 182– or nearly three-fourths– are regional infections.
Of the 52 brand-new cases today, 41 clients have no recent travel history.
“Recently, we did have brand-new cases almost every day but they were primarily imported. Eight or 10 days would go by without a single local case.
Lam said that 30%of the regional infections were of unknown origin. Authorities have earlier raised concern about the a great deal of untraceable cases that have not been linked to any recognized clusters, alerting that it represents asymptomatic spread going unnoticed in the community.
” This is the time for tightening up,” she included.
Hong Kong likewise tape-recorded its eighth coronavirus-related death on Monday night. The 96- year-old female was confessed to health center on July 10, and her condition degraded the next day.
Since Monday, 1,522 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Hong Kong.