Most of Hong Kong’s 180,000 officials will be working from home next week, and the mandatory use of face masks will be extended to enclosed public spaces waiting for the area to confirm a record of more than a hundred infections in 24 hours, sources said in the “South China Morning Post”.
The total number of COVID-19 infections has already reached 1,777, compared to 1,755 infections registered during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) epidemic in 2003.
The Territory Executive Director, Carrie Lam, will announce these measures at the end of their meeting with city ministers that started just a few minutes ago.
According to media sources, “the government will only provide essential and emergency services and will return to February performance levels.”
On Saturday there were 64 confirmed cases and more than 60 other preliminary cases, with one of the largest groups found at Tsz Wan Shan in Kowloon.