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Feb 14, 2022 08:33 PM
CHINA

Mainland to Help Hong Kong in Its Fight Against Covid

People queue for Covid-19  testing in Hong Kong on Feb. 12. Photo: VCG
People queue for Covid-19 testing in Hong Kong on Feb. 12. Photo: VCG

Hong Kong has responded to a Covid-19 outbreak that has “overwhelmed” the city’s capacity by establishing task forces with mainland officials to coordinate support for testing, quarantine, treatment and food supplies, according to Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

The city is battling its worst outbreak since the pandemic began, overwhelming hospitals and causing vegetable prices to soar. In the past two weeks through Sunday, nearly 8,000 people had been infected. On Monday, daily infections hit a new record of 2,071, up from 1,347 the day before, according to health officials.

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