Hong Kong tightens social distancing to contain Covid-19 cluster

Hong Kong has enacted social distancing measures to contain a cluster of Covid-19 cases. Public gatherings are now capped at four people, restaurants forced to offer take-out only during evening hours, and facilities including gyms and mah-jong parlours closed for seven days. FRANCE 24 correspondent Oliver Farry says Hong Kong was able to successfully contain the initial spread of the virus, with just over 1400 infections in total, and 8 deaths.

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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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