Hong Kong Still Considering Lifting Lockdown Rules

The Hong Kong government will carefully make decisions regarding easing restrictions during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The restrictions imposed on the Chinese administrative city are scheduled to expire on June 23.

UMMATIMES - The Hong Kong government will consider whether social distancing and other restrictions need to be extended. Hong Kong is still reviewing the development of the epidemic.

"We will review the development of the epidemic, the progress of the vaccine campaign, and the implementation of the vaccine," Hong Kong Chief Administrative Secretary Matthew Cheung said in a statement.

Over the past 10 days, Hong Kong recorded zero cases of locally transmitted COVID-19. However, the government in the city is still investigating a case that was allegedly brought from abroad (imported).

So far, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hong Kong are 11,886. The death toll from this plague in the city is 210, while the number of patients who have recovered is 11,612.

Current social distancing rules are in place to prevent potential transmission of COVID-19, after several local confirmed cases involving the mutant strain of the virus N501Y. The first case of this viral strain was recorded in Hong Kong in early June.