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Hong Kong Tightens Anti-Virus Rules as Local Transmissions Rise

Hong Kong Tightens Anti-Virus Rules as Local Transmissions Rise

The Hong Kong government will tighten social-distancing restrictions and introduce mandatory testing for some groups after locally transmitted Covid-19 cases rose in the past week.

The new measures will be in place from Monday until Nov. 26, the city’s Food and Health Secretary, Sophia Chan, said at a press conference.

*  Restaurant and bar capacity to be reduced to 50%

*  The number of patrons at bar tables will be cut to two from four

*  The number of diners at restaurant tables will decrease to four from six

*  Dining hours at restaurants will be limited to 5 a.m. to midnight

*  Mandatory testing to start Sunday for specific groups.

Hong Kong reported three new locally transmitted coronavirus cases Saturday, one of which was from an unknown origin.

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