Hong Kong COVID-19 Cluster Traced to Gym, Expat Community

Hong Kong (HK) recorded 60 COVID-19 cases on Friday which most of the cases were linked to a fitness center in Sai Ying Pun district in a neighborhood popular with the city’s expatriate community.

Hong Kong’s health department said in a briefing that 47 cases were related to the outbreak at Ursus Fitness while five of the local transmission were untraceable, and six cases were imported.

Authorities earlier said that more than 240 people were sent to government quarantine due to the gym cluster. Many of the clients did not wear masks during their workout, they said.

The HK government also said that staff of the gym should get the COVID-19 test every 14 days and the gym-goers must wear masks during their workout.

To date, Hong Kong has recorded about 11,000 COVID-19 cases and 145,800 of its people have received their first dose of vaccine.

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