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For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video Carrie Lam said Hong Kong will boost cooperation with the Chinese mainland on containing COVID-19 and on vaccine development. The city is now facing a resurgence of the coronavirus. It confirmed 80 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the tally to nearly 5,800. And authorities are reopening a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients. The facility, housed in the AsiaWorld Expo site, will have 200 beds to start with.CGTN YouTube Channel
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