NEW CASES IN HK AFTER 23-DAY GAP

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - SPOTLIGHT -

HONGKONG: Hong Kong’s 23-day streak with­out a case of lo­cal coron­avirus trans­mis­sion has come to an end, re­flect­ing the chal­lenge of erad­i­cat­ing a virus that can spread un­de­tected through car­ri­ers with no symp­toms.

The case of a 66-yearold woman with no re­cent travel his­tory be­com­ing in­fected, con­firmed by the gov­ern­ment in a brief­ing on Wed­nes­day, dashed hopes that the city had suc­cess­fully con­tained the virus after nearly four months of school clo­sures and so­cial dis­tanc­ing.

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