Wait for zero or low local Covid-19 cases before easing rules: Hong Kong health experts

The total tally for the city has gone up to 9,107 cases and 155 deaths.
The total tally for the city has gone up to 9,107 cases and 155 deaths.PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG - Hong Kong’s daily new coronavirus infections may have dropped to their lowest in seven weeks so far, but infectious diseases experts believe that current tough social distancing measures have to remain until figures for local cases fall to zero or low digits.

Such considerations have added to the caution of the government, which has pulled the plug on this year’s traditional Chinese New Year fairs, further muting the festivities next month.

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