Hong Kong adopts new coronavirus curbs after case surge


New Delhi: Hong Kong is set to impose its toughest curbs to contain the spread of coronavirus after authorities warned the risk of a large-scale outbreak.

Under the new measures, face masks will be mandatory for people using public transport, and restaurants will only be able to provide takeaway after 6pm.

Similarly, anyone who does not wear a mask on public transport, risks a fine of 5,000 Hong Kong dollars ($645).

Group gatherings will again be limited to four people – a measure last seen during a second wave in March.

Gyms as well as indoor entertainment centres will also have to close.

The government expressed concern about the high number of imported cases and said it planned to impose further measures on travellers from high-risk places, including mandatory negative test results before arrival.



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