Hong Kong will impose its strictest social-distancing guidelines but in an effort to stamp out a brand new outbreak of coronavirus infections.
The principles, which take impact Wednesday, will shut down exercise in a metropolis that as not too long ago as the start of July appeared to have put the pandemic behind it.
Chief Govt Carrie Lam mentioned late Monday that the utmost dimension of public gatherings will probably be minimize to 4 from 50. Dine-in service at eating places will probably be banned from 6 p.m. to five a.m., and amenities together with gyms will probably be closed for seven days.
Masks—virtually universally voluntarily worn by a lot of the metropolis’s residents—will now be necessary on public transport. Authorities staff will nonetheless largely be going to work, although Mrs. Lam urged private-sector companies to permit their staff to earn a living from home the place doable.