Hong Kong recorded 43 new coronavirus cases on Saturday — the largest each day soar in additional than three months, in line with an announcement from the metropolis’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP).
Of the newly reported cases, 36 have been regionally transmitted, the assertion stated.
“Given that the situation of Covid-19 infection remains severe, and that there is a continuous increase in the number of cases reported around the world, members of the public are strongly urged to avoid all non-essential travel outside Hong Kong,” the CHP spokesperson was quoted saying in the assertion.
The CHP additionally referred to as on members of the public to keep away from going out, having social contact and eating out.
The announcement of the new cases comes after Hong Kong postponed a much-hyped “travel bubble” with Singapore resulting from an increase in coronavirus cases in the metropolis.
Edward Yau, Hong Kong’s secretary for commerce and financial growth, introduced the two-week delay throughout a press convention on Saturday.
“We had deliberate to launch the HK-Singapore journey bubble tomorrow,” Yau stated. “But in the light of the recent upsurge of local cases, we have decided together with Singapore government that we would defer the launching of the air travel bubble by two weeks.”