Hong Kong tightens restrictions to curb spread of virus

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    Hong Kong reported over 50 new coronavirus cases on Monday, including 43 local infections. The city has tightened restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The government says rules now in place will be extended, including in the city’s schools. Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), says the measures in place have had some effect, but it’s still a long road towards a full resumption of normal life.

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