Hong kong star ferry is one among the city’s famous symbols but like all other sorts of public transport here the wearing of masks is now mandatory on board. on Monday the measure was extended to indoor markets and other covered public places and for the second time, a hundred and eighty thousand civil servants began performing from home hong kong’s chief executive warns the new outbreak of COVID 19 may not be possible to contain.

CARRIE LAM

HONG KONG CHIEF EXECUTIVE

 

The situation is basically critical and there is no sign that it’s being brought under control.

Until a fortnight ago Hong Kong had a relatively low infection rate it achieved that without imposing strict containment measures that have happened across the border in mainland china at one stage the town was recording zero transmission rates the mood’s very different now.

DR ARISINA MA
HONG KONG PUBLIC DOCTOR'S ASSOCIATION

Why are we worried that we are really close to the collapse because we got more elderly cases more cases with long-term illness and also we found the more cases once they arrived in they already got some pneumonic changes they’re quite ill.

But since July the 6th there are almost 600 new cases experts have yet to trace the source of around 40 percent of those infections.

some doctors say the new wave of infections points to a loophole in hong kong’s quarantine arrangements which exempt workers like pilots sailors and the drivers of lorries to bring essential food supplies into Hong Kong from the mainland every day.

China’s state control media offer another view saying recent protests against a replacement national security law helped to spread the virus on Sunday four local politicians were arrested on suspicion of participating in an illegal assembly they were also fined for breaching social distancing laws that now make protests like these unlawful.

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