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Monks queue for a Covid-19 shot in Tuen Mun on Monday. © Sam Tsang 0

[Hong Kong] Coronavirus: Hong Kong expands vaccines to 5.5 million people, while experts find no evidence directly linking Sinovac jabs to seven deaths

– Age threshold for recipients is lowered to 30, while domestic helpers and students studying overseas also now eligible

– Expert committee says the deaths of seven people after receiving China-made vaccine not directly tied to the shots based on initial findings

Residents queue up for free Covid-19 testing services at a public housing estate in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day. © Felix Wong 0

[Hong Kong] Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms 42 Covid-19 cases, lowest since fourth wave started, but experts warn of possible holiday spike

– City leader Carrie Lam reiterates zero infection target in New Year message and says administration’s virus control at the border is ‘watertight’

– Health official says peak of fourth wave of infections may have passed but a rebound could still occur from mass gatherings

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[Hong Kong] Coronavirus: Hong Kong restricts gatherings to two people, civil servants to work from home

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced a new trove of Covid-19 measures on November 30, 2020, following a surge in coronavirus cases in the city. Lam said Hong Kong’s civil servants are to begin working from home on Wednesday, December 2, amid a worsening fourth wave of the coronavirus. Restrictions on both public gatherings and diners per table at local restaurants will be tightened to two people. Gyms, sports venues and beauty parlours will remain open, but swimming pools and other entertainment venues will be forced to close down. On November 30, the city recorded 76 new Covid-19 cases.

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