Cinemas in Hong Kong are closing their doors again from Wednesday (July 15) night as the city suffers a third wave of the deadly coronavirus.
The move was part of a wave of new measures announced on Monday evening by Chief Executive Carrie Lam in response to a new surge in Covid-19 cases.
New social distancing measures will halt restaurant dining from 6pm till 5am every day, and make mask-wearing mandatory on public transport at all times.
The maximum size of group gatherings, which had been expanded to 50 people in recent weeks, will be reduced back down to just four people.
After weeks without any cases of local transmission of the coronavirus, recent days have seen numbers climb again. The epidemic is presumed to have been restarted by imported cases that went undetected. Now they have taken root again in the community. (A second wave occurred in mid-March almost entirely due to imported cases and repatriation flights.) – Reuters