Coronavirus: HK facing 10 new Covid-19 cases, mostly imported

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Hong Kong is expected to record 10 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, with a substantial number arriving from overseas, according to sources.

At least one local case was likely to have an unknown source of infection, a medical insider added. The Department of Health will reveal details later in the afternoon.

The city on Wednesday confirmed eight Covid-19 cases, all with links to previous ones.

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One of them involved a 66-year-old male resident of the Home of Treasure disabled care facility in Kwai Chung, which had already recorded 19 infections.

New cases in the city have been on a downward trend over the past week, although the daily tally has been fluctuating between single and double digits.

As of Wednesday, a total of 5,269 coronavirus cases had been confirmed in the city, with 105 related deaths.

The government this week further relaxed social-distancing rules to permit local tour groups of up to 30 people, while as many as 50 would be allowed to attend wedding ceremonies up from 20 provided no food or drink was served.

The new arrangements come into effect on Friday.


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