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Existing social distancing measures extended to July 13

Existing social distancing measures extended to July 13

The Office of the Chief Executive-elect approved extending the existing social distancing measures to July 13.
This included continuing to require all patrons of bars, pubs, clubs and nightclubs to undergo a test and obtain a negative result before entering the premises to better contain virus transmission.

The government said that with more frequent traffic and social interactions, the number of daily new cases in Hong Kong has continued its upward trend along with the emergence of several infection clusters.

At the same time, data from sewage surveillance has also indicated a rise in viral load across various districts.

"Given the latest epidemic trend and that the effective period of the measures in the coming cycle will span to the next government term, having consulted the Chief Executive-elect's Office and with its consent, the government decided to extend the existing social distancing measures for 14 days with effect from June 30".
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