Hong Kong records sixth coronavirus death

Hong Kong has eased social distancing measures. PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - A 72-year-old man died in Hong Kong from coronavirus on Tuesday (June 23), taking the death toll from Covid-19 in the city to six, local television Cable TV said.

Hong Kong has avoided the large numbers of infections seen in other big cities around the world, but on Monday it reported its biggest spike in months, with 30 imported new cases taking the total to 1,162.

The city has eased social distancing measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus with the latest rules now banning gatherings of 50 people or more.

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