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Mar 03, 2022 06:37 AM
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Hong Kong Cases Top 55,000, but Lam Rules Out Full Lockdown

Hong Kong reported a record 55,353 daily new infections Wednesday, up 70% from 32,597 a day earlier.
Hong Kong reported a record 55,353 daily new infections Wednesday, up 70% from 32,597 a day earlier.

(Hong Kong) — Hong Kong won’t resort to a wholesale city lockdown, although a certain level of movement restriction may be adopted as the city struggles to contain a surge of Covid-19 cases, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Wednesday.

The special administrative region reported a record 55,353 daily new infections Wednesday, up 70% from 32,597 a day earlier. Health authorities said there were 117 deaths, mostly people in care facilities, and 64 patients were in critical condition in hospitals.

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