Thousands of Hong Kong residents locked down to contain coronavirus


Source: business-standard.com

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Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down on Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. Hong Kong has been grappling to contain a fresh wave of the coronavirus since November. Over 4,300 cases have been recorded in the last two months, making up nearly 40 per cent of the city's total. Coronavirus cases in Hong Kong's Yau Tsim Mong district a working-class neighbourhood with old buildings and subdivided flats made up about half of the infections in the past week. Sewage testing in the area picked up more concentrated traces of...