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Covid-19: Hong Kong reports a record 164 cases; social distancing measures to be extended till February 17


Hong Kong reported 164 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday – its highest since the pandemic began – with health officials warning there could be dozens of invisible transmission chains.

The city has recorded around 100 infections in the past four days, which showed that “the virus has been very active in the community,” Edwin Tsui, controller of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), said during Thursday’s daily Covid-19 briefing.

Government enforces lockdown and compulsory testing in Tung Chung on January 26. Photo: GovHK.

Tsui said that the sources of infection remained unknown for more than 30 cases. “This suggests that there are dozens of invisible transmission chains in the community, therefore we believe the risk of outbreak is still very high,” Tsui said.



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