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Hong Kong Renews Limited Curbs as Covid Outbreak Gains Pace

  • City to expand testing, but holds off on full-scale closures
  • Shorter hotel quarantine hasn’t fueled increase in infections
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Hong Kong imposed a select set of measures to try to protect its most vulnerable from a surging Covid-19 outbreak that is putting the city’s health care system under pressure, and forcing the government to take action.

The Asian financial hub will expand testing across the city, while holding off on the full-scale closures and tighter mitigation measures it’s used in the past, and which are still frequently deployed in mainland China now. The aim is to balance the health of its people with the city’s economic needs, officials said.