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Hong Kong's daily COVID-19 infections hit 3-month high

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-11-22 08:04
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Pedestrians wearing face masks wait to cross a road in Hong Kong, South China, Nov 21, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

HONG KONG - Hong Kong on Saturday reported the highest number of daily new cases of COVID-19 in about three months, with the authorities toughening up measures to fend off a new wave of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Center for Health Protection (CHP) said there were seven new imported cases and 36 local infections detected on Saturday, including 13 with unknown origins.

Meanwhile, over 60 people tested positive for COVID-19 primarily.

Head of the CHP's Communicable Disease Branch Chuang Shuk-kwan said the new cases have been rising rapidly in recent days, and warned of a fourth wave of the epidemic outbreak.

In the face of the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has tightened social distancing measures including banning live performance in bars and nightclubs and suspending in-person learning for grade 1-3 primary school students.

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