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Hong Kong further tightens its tough COVID rules – Metro US

Hong Kong further tightens its tough COVID rules

Testing centre for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hong Kong
Testing centre for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong will limit public gatherings to two people and close sites such as churches and hair salons, leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, as the Asian financial hub battles a growing coronavirus outbreak that has caused record infections.

Existing social distancing measures will be extended to Feb. 24, Lam told a media briefing. These include a ban on dining in restaurants after 6 p.m. and the closure of gymnasiums and cinemas.

(Reporting by Marius Zaharia and Twinnie Siu; Writing by Farah Master; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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