Covid-19: Some Hong Kong civil servants to work from home as Covid spreads

Hong Kong has shuttered hundreds of residents in the Kwai Chung community for five days before the start of the Chinese New Year vacation next week.

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Hong kong Health workers at work to curtail Covid-19
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As it fights a wave of COVID-19 infections in the run-up to the major Chinese New Year vacation, Hong Kong will take appropriate measures beginning Tuesday (Jan 25) to curtail the number of government workers who work in their offices.

On Sunday, the number of overall Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong surpassed an 18-month high of 140, as officials in the Asian financial centre battled to suppress the virus after a weekend increase in cases connected to an overcrowded public housing complex.

Individual departments may potentially cut down on some public services as a direct result of some staff “working from home as much as feasible,” the government indicated in an announcement on Monday.

Hong Kong has shuttered hundreds of residents in the Kwai Chung community for five days before the start of the Chinese New Year vacation next week.

(Photo by Miguel Candela/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

After a weekend visit, leader Carrie Lam indicated that over 35,000 people suffer from significant restrictions and must undergo daily testing.

With schools and gyms officially closed, restaurants closing at 6 p.m., and many significant air connections damaged or hindered, Hong Kong’s “zero COVID” policy to wipe out the illness is now being put to the test.

Mrs. Lam made a point of saying that there’s only a “slim possibility” that city-wide bans will be eased on February 4 as promised.

After linking an outbreak to a worker at a store where 11 hamsters tested positive, officials aroused an outcry last week by mandating the culling of more than 2,000 hamsters in numerous pet shops.

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