Hong Kong to allow gatherings of up to 50 people as COVID-19 curbs ease

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks as they take their lunch breaks at the financial Central district, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong will let groups of up to 50 people meet from Friday, easing an earlier limit of eight people, after reporting only a small number of coronavirus cases in recent weeks, Health Secretary Sophia Chan said.

The Asian financial hub has reported a total of 1,113 cases and four deaths since the outbreak began in late January.

(Reporting by Yanni Chow; Writing by Marius Zaharia; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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