Hong Kong to adopt stricter social distancing amid COVID-19 spike

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HONG KONG, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- As daily COVID-19 infections remained high, Hong Kong announced an array of measures on Monday afternoon in order to control the worsening epidemic situation with more entertainment venues to be closed and heavier punishment for violations of social distancing and other restrictions in the pipeline. Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam unveiled the new policies at a press conference and stressed that the local COVID-19 situation was still severe. Among the stricter measures, for 14 days starting Wednesday, are that amusement arcades, karaoke lounges, mahjong parlors and swimming...