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.