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HK mulls tighter restrictions as Covid cases rise

Health officials in Hong Kong are considering tighter social distancing restrictions if rising Covid-19 cases worsen. Increased hospitalisations have reportedly put pressure on the healthcare system prompting hospitals to scale back non-emergency services and the reopening of community isolation facilities. Health official Chuang Shuk-kwan said the current situation is on a rising trend. They hope to conduct a targeted virus control approach but they are very worried about the healthcare system's capacity. Chung said that if the pressure on healthcare capacity continues, the government – although unwillingly – cannot rule out the move to tighten some social distancing rules, and that will impact more residents.

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