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Hong Kong's Covid-19 fight intensifies as cases multiply by 60 times

Hong Kong's coronavirus battle intensified as authorities reported that new cases had multiplied by 60 times so far this month

A makeshift treatment area outside a hospital in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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A makeshift treatment area outside a hospital in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

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Hong Kong’s coronavirus battle intensified on Thursday as authorities reported that new cases had multiplied by 60 times so far this month and media reported that testing would become compulsory for everyone in the global financial hub from March.

Hospitals are overwhelmed with some patients, including elderly ones, left lying on beds outside in chilly, sometimes rainy weather, in shocking scenes that prompted an apology from authorities in the Chinese-controlled city.

Schools, gyms, cinemas and most public venues are shut. Many office employees are working from home. But, many residents are fatigued by the harsh restrictions imposed to protect them against the

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First Published: Feb 17 2022 | 11:03 PM IST

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