Hong Kong urges citizens to stay on guard against COVID19

Hong Kong urges citizens to stay on guard against COVID19

HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong government urged residents to stay on guard against COVID 19, noting that there was still a chance that the number of cases could rebound.

The government said on Sunday morning that despite the fact that the fifth wave of the pandemic has been substantially contained, the risk of a rebound remained after the gradual resumption of social and economic activities in the city.

Even though individual infection clusters are expected and various epidemiological monitoring indicators in Hong Kong have remained stable, citizens should not lower their guard because of the more frequent traffic and social activities recently, according to the statement.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and the police inspected more than 1,200 catering and other establishments on June 2 and 3 with several cases detected in some bars and restaurants.

The FEHD decided to go after the operators of six catering premises in Mong Kok, Wong Tai Sin and North Districts and four bars in Central and Western and Mong Kok districts suspected of breaching the virus curbs.

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It is necessary for citizens to continue adhering to anti-epidemic measures so that Hong Kong can build a stronger protection barrier against the virus, a government spokesman said.

He said that we call on different sectors of the community to join our efforts to protect public health, thereby enabling Hong Kong to make steady strides along the path to normalcy.

On Sunday, a positive case was detected during an overnight testing operation at Block 6, Richland Gardens, Kowloon Bay, where 565 residents were tested for COVID - 19.