Hong Kong Will Close More Indoor Entertainment Venues, Lam Says

will shutter more indoor venues, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said, amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in the city.

“The direction is to cover this kind of premises because according to the WHO, we have to avoid three things: Avoid closed areas, avoid crowds — the ‘three C’s’ — and avoid close contacts,” Lam told a weekly briefing Tuesday, the day before she was set to deliver her delayed annual policy address.


Hong Kong to further tighten restrictions to combat the spread of the virus, including the closing of more indoor venues, Chief Executive Carrie Lam says

3:27 AM · Nov 24, 2020


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There will be an announcement later Tuesday on the new virus-related directives, Lam said, without specifying a time, or giving further details about what the closures would encompass.

Hong Kong reported 63 new local coronavirus cases on Monday, the most since early August. Concerns are rising about a new wave of infections in a city that had seen initial success in stamping out the outbreak.

“Unfortunately we see a rebound, so we need to do our best to keep it under control,” she said. Still, “we have to look at it globally because this is a global pandemic,” she said. “Hong Kong is not doing bad at all.”

— With assistance by Alfred Liu, and Natalie Lung

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