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N.Y. Ends School Mask Mandate; Hong Kong Record: Virus Update

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Covid Outbreak: Leaving Hong Kong for the Mainland
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New York will lift the state’s mask mandate indoors in schools on March 2 due to lower infections and hospitalizations across the state and less strict guidance from U.S. health authorities, Governor Kathy Hochul announced.

Hong Kong reported a record number of Covid-19 infections and a rising death count Sunday that is straining its health infrastructure and morgues, with authorities warning that cases haven’t peaked yet.