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.

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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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