HK Implements First Ever Lockdown in Kowloon

The Hong Kong government announced that it will lock down parts of Yau Ma Tei and Jordan in Kowloon as COVID-19 cases rise.

The Hong Kong government announced that it will lock down parts of Yau Ma Tei and Jordan in Kowloon as COVID-19 cases rise. 

The lock down is expected to begin this weekend along with mass testing of residents.

Health authorities in the city of 7.5 million have already isolated four tenement blocks in the area last Friday to prevent its occupants from leaving and outsiders from entering. 

Only those with negative COVID-19 test results will be allowed to leave the area and only those who need to seek medical consultation or face physical  harm can be allowed to leave.

The impending lock down is Hong Kong’s very first and has ended its government’s approach of trying to keep the economy largely running despite the pandemic.

Due to colder weather, cases have risen despite social distancing measures being put in place. 

There are already 9,867 confirmed cases with 167 deaths in Hong Kong as of Thursday. 


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