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Hong Kong ‘on verge of large-scale coronavirus outbreak’, Carrie Lam bans gatherings of more than two people – ABC News

Chief executive Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors as strict new measures to curb the disease’s spread take effect, after a spike in community transmissions.

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Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale outbreak of coronavirus after a spike in locally transmitted cases.
Key points:

  • Hong Kong is banning gatherings of more than two people, starting today
  • The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in all public areas
  • Of 106 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 98 were locally transmitted.

She urged people to stay indoors as much as possible as strict new measures to curb the…

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