Hong Kong reports four more Covid-19 cases


"Not in Use" signs are displayed on tables to enforce social distancing measures at a restaurant in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday (April 21). Hong Kong is extending social distancing restrictions for another 14 days as a precautionary measure as the CHP reported four more new cases on Tuesday. - Bloomberg

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported four new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong on Tuesday (april 21), taking the total to 1,029.

Head of the CHP's Communicable Disease Branch Chuang Shuk-kwan said at a press briefing that all the new infections were imported cases, with two from the United States and two from Britain.

There are still 372 COVID-19 patients in hospital, including eight in critical condition and five in serious condition.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Tuesday decided to extend social distancing measures that will expire at midnight on Thursday for another two weeks. The measures include limiting group gatherings and catering services and shutting multiple types of entertainment venues from bars to karaoke lounges. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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