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New Hong Kong clusters spark calls for no further easing of Covid curbs in bars

New Hong Kong clusters spark calls for no further easing of Covid curbs in bars

Two separate outbreaks infected 26 bar-goers in Central over weekend, prompting expert to urge government not to relax social-distancing rules in clubs and pubs.
The emergence of Covid-19 clusters putting 1,400 patrons at risk at two nightspots in Hong Kong’s core financial district has sparked calls from a government pandemic adviser for a halt to any further easing of social-distancing rules in bars and pubs.

The two separate outbreaks, which infected 26 bar-goers in total in Central over the weekend, coincided with a government announcement that it would tighten Covid-19 testing requirements for arrivals while easing its flight ban mechanism from June 1.

Hong Kong logged 237 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, including 37 imported cases. No new Covid-related deaths were recorded.
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