Carrie Lam, Steven Engel, Hong Kong discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia


News In Hong Kong reporting a record number of COVID cases today and that number basically doubling every three days it Baxter has details it yeah I do the math exponentially this could be very large Paul This has the government on the road going back to much more stringent separation policies it looks Carrie lam speaking before the legislative council meeting saying that the region will stay with what she's calling dynamic zero The choice is living with the virus and more restrictions for COVID zero obviously And Bloomberg Steven engel says an adviser says there's danger of an explosion in the number of cases If people do not heed the encouragement of the government to not congregate and to stay at home then we're going to be seeing the likelihood of 10,000 cases at least a day within the next couple of weeks And if that happens then he is recommending that the social distancing restrictions be increased quite considerably and basically wipe out about 70% more of what freedom we have to congregate in Hong Kong right now Yeah and going along without Stephen reports that Carrie lam is urging residents to stay home now as the virus spreads So sing Tao says the plan that should be released later today will be to tighten public gathering limits to two and restaurants to two per table So with Hong Kong seemingly sticking with this COVID zero dynamic zero whatever Carrie lam calls it many parts of the U.S. appear to be going on the opposite direction in New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is lifting school mask mandates effective in a month saying.

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