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Hong Kong Residents Rush to Get Covid Shots as Omicron Cases Grow

  • Those getting booster shots outpaced first-time inoculations
  • Another preliminary infection tied to restaurant outbreak
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More Hong Kong residents are getting their first shots against Covid-19 as an omicron cluster spreads to a likely sixth person and an expansion of the vaccine mandate looms. 

The city administered more than 7,000 initial injections on both Saturday and Sunday, the most since the end of November, as citizens fear a fresh wave of infections tied to an outbreak at a local restaurant. The government confirmed a fifth case, the wife of an earlier patient, and said a sixth person who also dined at the restaurant tested preliminarily positive.