Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam introduced on 8 February the most draconian Covid rule to date by banning private gatherings of more than two families. The leader's news announcement coincided with a record 625 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with cases on a rapid upward trajectory. There were 2,600 infections over the past two weeks compared with just two in December. Lam said public gatherings would be limited to two people from four currently, while churches and hair salons would close from 10 February. She also announced a ban on private gatherings of more than two families. "Th...
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