mandag 14. februar 2022

Covid ‘onslaught’ has overwhelmed Hong Kong’s capacity, leader says

Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, has said an “onslaught” of Covid-19 infections has dealt a heavy blow and overwhelmed capacity to deal with the virus as daily cases surge to record highs. Daily infections have multiplied by a factor of 13 over the past two weeks, from about 100 cases at the start of February to a record 2,071 on 14 February, with authorities scrambling to control the deepening outbreak. The figure is expected to more than double on Tuesday, with another 4,730 preliminary positive cases also announced. Lam said on Monday her government would coordinate with Chinese officials to tackle the “aggravating situation” after China said it would help the city with testing, treatment and quarantine.