Hong Kong lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19 after photo with Xi Jinping

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HONG KONG: A Hong Kong lawmaker who posed for a group photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the leader's visit to the financial hub this week confirmed Sunday (Jul 3) he has since tested positive for COVID-19. Xi visited Hong Kong under strict security measures to mark the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain in his first trip outside mainland China since the outbreak of the pandemic. Steven Ho, a 42-year-old member of Hong Kong's largest pro-Beijing party who sits in the city's rubber-stamp legislature, was one of about 100 officials granted close contact with Xi for...