According to forecasts, Hong Kong registered 108 new coronavirus infections every day this Sunday, which has prompted the territorial authorities to tighten restrictions to curb infection rebound.
For starters, using the mask in closed public spaces such as shopping centers is mandatory. In addition, 180,000 officers will be working in their homes next week, only public emergency services will be provided, and the installation of 2,000 quarantine units near Disneyland Hong Kong will be arranged, according to the Territorial Director, Carrie Lam.
“The situation is very serious and there are no signs that this will be brought under control,” said Lam after officially launching the so-called “third wave” of the coronavirus on the territory.
Of the 108 new cases, 83 were broadcast locally, while 25 were imported, the Center for Health Protection said in a balance collected by the South China Morning Post. At least three of the remaining 48 cases from unknown sources were taxi drivers.
The number of cities has now risen to 1,885 confirmed cases, with 12 deaths and a higher number of infections than the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003.